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Hastings Gilford

Born 1861
Died 1941

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English surgeon, 1861-1941.

Biography of Hastings Gilford

Hastings Gilford graduated in medicine from Guy’s Hospital in 1887. He set up a general practice in ding and was rapidly recognised for his skills as an obstetrician and paediatrician. He went into consultant practice and he gained his FRCS in 1889. In 1904, when he described progeria, he was a surgeon at the Reading Dispensary.

Gilford was one of the early environmentalists, contending that a main cause of cancer was our unnatural way of living.

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