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Sept 18, 1967


JAMA. 1967;201(12):968-969. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130120076026

Berkeley George Andrew Moynihan, the only son of Captain Andrew Moynihan, descendant of proud northern Irish stock, was born in Malta where his father was stationed with the British Army.1 Captain Moynihan cherished an unusual honor; he became one of the first to receive the Victoria Cross, gained for bravery, in the Crimean War. Berkeley Moynihan attended the Royal Naval School with more than casual thought of a military career but, in deference to his mother, turned for professional training to Leeds Medical School, then associated with Yorkshire College. He qualified in 1887 with the MB at the University of London, studied for a winter term in Berlin, and, in 1890, was admitted a Fellow in the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Returning to Leeds he initiated a career which was to bring great credit to British surgery. He began teaching anatomy at the Leeds Medical School, eventually