A book of true stories from Beckett Park military hospital in Headingley, Leeds, during the First World War
Leeds General Infirmary was where the illustrious surgeon Sir Berkeley George Andrew Moynihan first made his reputation. During the First World War, Sir Berkeley Moynihan rose to national importance as a Major, and subsequently a Major General, in the Territorial Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), and from 1916 as Chairman of the Army Advisory Board. His gift of oratory led to his making a great impression in North America during a speaking tour on behalf of the British cause.
The chapter about renowned Leeds surgeon Sir Berkeley Moynihan describes his work in the medical and surgical field as well as his army career during the First World War.
Sir Berkeley Moynihan, pioneering Leeds surgeon and Chairman of the Army Advisory Board during the First World War
During wartime visits to Beckett Park military hospital in Leeds (officially called the 2nd Northern General Hospital), he operated on some of the more seriously wounded soldiers. This included pioneering surgery on Corporal Robert Leyden to extract the remains of a lead shrapnel bullet from a heart muscle. Moynihan is credited with introducing the use of rubber gloves in surgery, after studying methods in America.
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In 1917 Moynihan contributed an article entitled "The Institutes of Surgery", which is in a publication of the British Medical Association - "British Medicine in the War 1914-1917".