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Horace Winsbury-White

1889 - 1962

Co-founder of the British Journal of Urology

Horace Powell Winsbury-White (1889 - 1962) was born in New Zealand on 28 September 1889. He was educated at Marlborough College, New Zealand and Edinburgh University, qualifying in 1914.

He served in the RAMC during the First World War. He was Resident Surgical Officer at St Peter's Hospital for Stone and, in 1925, was appointed to the staff of St Paul's Hospital for Urological and Skin Diseases. He was later surgeon to St Peter's, St Paul's & St Philip's Hospitals (The Three "P's"). On the foundation of The Institute of Urology, in 1947, Winsbury-White was appointed to the academic board.

With Frank Kidd, Winsbury-White founded the British Journal of Urology in 1929. He also edited (with JD Fergusson) the "Textbook of Genito-Urinary Surgery". This was published in 1948 despite all the material for the book being ready in 1941 when it was destroyed at the publishers by an air raid.

He was Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons in 1925 and in 1933, and was elected President of Section of Urology at The Royal Society of Medicine in 1938.

He died on 6 November 1962, at the age of 73, and was hailed as a pioneer of British urology.

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