Dr Lawrence Henry Morris

Personal Details

Dr Lawrence Henry Morris BA FFARCS MRCS LRCP

10/04/1902 to 07/11/1969

Place of birth: Capetown, South Africa

Nationality: British

Also known as: Jumbo

CRN: 715389

Education and qualifications

General education

Diocesan College, Rondebosch, South Africa; Emmanuel College, Cambridge; The London Hospital

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

BA, Cambridge, 1925

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After junior appointments (clinical assistant to Surgical Outpatients Department, Aural house surgeon, resident anaesthetist & senior resident anaesthetist), all at The London, was appointed consultant anaesthetist to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in 1933, and to the Gordon Hospital (subsequently part of the Westminster) two years later.

Professional interests and activities

A skilled clinician, able to administer both chloroform and ether, he never seemed to be in a hurry, and faced any situation with calmness. After appointment to St Mary’s he took a great interest in all student activities.

Other biographical information

Married to Mary, they had one son, and were known for their hospitality, a regular Christmas Day champagne party seems to have been particularity notable. A great sportsman in his youth, he played rugby for both his Cambridge college and hospital; winter Saturdays were split between mornings in private practice, and afternoons encouraging (although sometimes loudly criticising) the hospital rugby team in the afternoon.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Obituary. Anaesthesia 1970; 25: 302 | Medical Directory | Archives of Emmanuel College, Cambridge; To view a photograph, please use this link: