Lives of the fellows

Oliver Frank Garai

b.26 December 1916 d.30 November 2003
MRCS LRCP(1941) MRCP(1943) FRCP(1972)

Oliver Frank Garai was a consultant physician at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey. He was born in New York, the son of Bernard and Alice Rose Garai. His father was a company chairman and a former journalist. Oliver was educated at Kingston Grammar school and then went to King’s College Hospital to study medicine, qualifying in 1941.

He spent the Second World War working in the Emergency Medical Service, in the King’s College Hospital sector. From 1945 to 1948 he was a senior medical registrar at King’s College Hospital and then, from 1948 to 1951, chief assistant in the department of neurology. In 1951 he moved to the Royal Marsden Hospital, where he was a part-time medical registrar and a research fellow in the department of cancer research. He was appointed to his consultant post at Frimley Park Hospital in 1963.

He wrote papers on varied topics, including on Parkinson’s, heart attacks and hypertension.

At the time of his election to the fellowship of the RCP he listed music, travel and literature among his interests. In 1942 he married Joan Glover, who became a consultant psychiatrist at Brookwood Hospital, Surrey. They had one daughter, who qualified MB BS in 1971, and two sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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