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Sarah hayes musician. He qualified the month of its inception in 1948 today aged 82 he is still working in it teaching clinical anatomy at guys hospital london. Professor harold ellis 93 qualified as a doctor in july 1948 and immediately began training as a surgeon in the nhs earliest days. Harold elliss 73 research works with 88 citations and 1798 reads including. Seventy years ago today aneurin bevan launched the national health service at park hospital in manchester now trafford general hospital offering a system of healthcare for all which would be funded by taxation and free at the point of use.
His long and successful career began as a medical student at the university of oxford. This means that astonishingly dr ellis has been continuously working as a doctor slightly longer than the national health. Professor harold ellis started his medical training in september 1943 at the tender age of 17 during the second world war at oxford university. For 60 years the nhs has been professor harold ellis working life.
His work brought him to. Id been a student at the radcliffe hospital in oxford for three years went away for a. He teaches five days a week at guys hospital central london. For this episode i visited kings college london where harold still teaches medical students and talked at length about his medical training career as a surgeon and then a clinical anatomist.
Professor harold ellis cbe frcs who began working as a surgeon 70 years ago looks back at how the nhs has evolved since its creation. Professor harold ellis 93 qualified as a doctor in july 1948 and began training as a surgeon as soon as the nhs opened also in 1948. Over his six decades professor ellis says he has seen. Buergers disease there can be little doubt that fractures and wounds would have been.
11 382 384 download citation if you have the appropriate software installed you can download article citation data to the citation manager of your choice. Professor harold ellis qualified as a doctor in the same month the nhs was was created in july 1948. Professor harold ellis journal of perioperative practice 2019 29.