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December 28, 1940

Berkeley Moynihan, Surgeon

JAMA. 1940;115(26):2305. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810520067029

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Abstract

Unquestionably during his career Berkeley Moynihan was the most famed of all British surgeons. He was a frequent visitor to the United States and was the personal friend of many a great American surgeon. His biography has now been made available by Dr. Donald Bateman, who traces the life of the famous surgeon, describing his birth and his parenthood. Berkeley Moynihan derived many of his characteristics from a remarkable father and mother. Then came the decision as to whether or not the boy at the age of 15 would be developed for a military career or a career in medicine. He made his own choice and entered medical school in 1883. He had a retentive memory and great strength. He had planned after he entered medicine to join the army medical service but he came to the attention of the surgeon McGill and became a dresser. After graduation he was,

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