Dr Alexander Frederick Potter

Personal Details

Dr Alexander Frederick Potter FFARCS MRCP LRCS DA

01/11/1886 to 23/02/1966

Place of birth: Croydon, Surrey

Nationality: British

CRN: 715265

Also known as: George

Education and qualifications

General education

St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Commissioned in the RAMC soon after qualifying, he served abroad and attained the rank of Captain. After the war he returned to house appointments at St Thomas’s, among them casualty officer and resident anaesthetist. In 1920 he went to Serbia as anaesthetist in a surgical mission to correct the results of inadequate wartime surgery and deal with a backlog of civilian patients, work which was long remembered there. He returned again to Thomas’s as senior resident anaesthetist for two years, followed by three years as resident medical officer to the hospital’s private wing, this post involving administration of anaesthetics and working with many leading surgeons. He was appointed honorary anaesthetist to the hospital in 1927, a post he held until retirement in 1946.

Professional interests and activities

Information about professional interests has not been found, and would be welcome. He was awarded the DA without examination in 1937.


Other biographical information

He married Margaret Farquhar, a member of the nursing staff, but no more is known.


Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Obituary. Anaesthesia 1966; 21: 440-1