Dr George Harold Ellis
Dr George Harold Ellis FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA
Known as: George
10/03/1908 to 04/05/1998
Place of birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand
Education and qualifications
1922-25 Bradfield College, Berkshire
Primary medical qualification(s)
1938 MRCS LRCP (having started at Barts Medical School in 1925!) St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Conjoint Board
Initial Fellowship and type
FFARCS by Election
Year of Fellowship
Professional life and career
1940 Senior Resident Anaesthetist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
1939-46 Major RAMC promoted to Lt Colonel by end of war.
1946 Adviser in Anaesthesia, India Command.
1947-49 Anaesthetist Harefield Thoracic Unit and Gordon Hospital.
1949-73 Consultant Anaesthetist, St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
1974-89 Specialist Anaesthetist, Government of Brunei, North Borneo.
Professional interests and activities
Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine.
Member of AAGBI.
1956-62 Warden of St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College.
1965-73 Honorary Editor, RSM.
1965-68 Chairman, Organising Committee, 4th World Congress of Anaesthesiology (WFSA) in London.
1969-71 Council Member, AAGBI.
1977 Pask Certificate of Honour, AAGBI.
Other biographical information
Single; amazing raconteur.
Music lover with a personal box at the Royal Albert Hall.
Keen swimmer using pool of the Royal Automobile Club, where he lived, daily.
Excellent cook, especially of curries.
Lover of good cigars and fine food.
Wine expert, Chairman Medical College Wine Committee for 30 years.
Fast car enthusiast driving Rolls Royces, Jensens, BMWs, Lotuses and Porsche (the latter a present from Sultan of Brunei).
1973 Chairman, Organising Committee, St Bartholomew’s Hospital 850th Anniversary.
Author and sources
Sources and comments:
Wilkinson D. Obituary George Harold Ellis. British Medical Journal 1999; 2: 1373