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Surgeon, Scientist, Soldier

The Life and Times of Henry Wade

Professor Dugald Gardner
ScD (Cantab), MD, PhD (Edin), MSc (Manch), FRCP (London and Edinburgh), FRCSEd, FRCPath

October 2005




ISBN 978-1-85315-661-8

Surgeon, Scientist, Soldier

Highly Commended in New Non-Clinical Book category of RSM & Society of Authors Book Awards 2006

RSM Press is proud to present Surgeon, Scientist, Soldier,: The Life and Times of Henry Wade by Professor Dugald L Gardner. Featuring over 150 images (including both colour and black and white photographs), complete with a captivating commentary on the life of Henry Wade, one of the most distinguished and eminent surgeons of the past 100 years, this book will be a welcome addition to all of those interested in surgery and the history of medicine.

Born in Falkirk, Wade became a Resident House Surgeon in the 'new' Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh before serving with the army in South Africa. Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1903 and election as Conservator were followed by pioneering cancer research and a period as an hospital pathologist.

During military service in the 1914-1919 war Wade took a large number of photographs in Gallipoli, Egypt and Palestine which remain of extreme interest and many are featured in this book. Awarded the DSO and appointed CMG, he returned to Scotland, married and established a nursing home. In 1935 Wade became the 153rd President of the RCSEd. He retired in 1939 but continued on the General Medical Council and was influential in the creation of the Scottish NHS. A principal theme of Surgeon, Scientist, Soldier: The Life and Times of Henry Wade is the evolution of twentieth century surgery. Wade was a pioneer who achieved success in surgery, prominence in science, honour in war and great influence in medical politics.

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