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A History of Urology:

Famous Clinicians Room

Thomas Hollier

1609 - 1690

Skilled lithotomist who operated on Samuel Pepys

François Gigot de La Peyronie

1678 - 1747

Founder of the French Royal Academy of Surgery

William Cheselden

1688 - 1752

Protagonist of suprapubic stone removal

Charles Phillips

1811 - 1870

Belgian by birth but worked in Holland and France

Sir Henry Thompson

1820 - 1904

Extraordinary polymath and expert urethral stone surgeon

Sir Francis Cruise

1834 - 1912

Performed the first successful endoscopic treatments

Ronald Ogier Ward

1886 - 1971

Highly-decorated soldier and first President of BAUS

Reginald Harrison

1837 - 1908

Expert in Bigelow's litholapaxy operation

Arthur Fergusson McGill

1846 - 1890

Performed UK's first retropubic prostatectomy

Sir Peter Freyer

1852 - 1921

Popularised litholapaxy & transvesical prostatectomy

Frederick Swinford Edwards

1853 - 1939

Well known for his writings on rectal and urinary surgery

Edwin Hurry Fenwick

1856 - 1944

One of the earliest adopters of the cystoscope

Joaquín María Albarrán y Domínguez

1860 - 1912

Cuban-born and nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1912

Hugh Hampton Young

1870 - 1945

Radical prostatectomist & "father of American urology"

Sir John Thomson-Walker

1871 - 1937

First urologist to perform retrograde ureterography

John Swift Joly

1876 - 1944

Irish-born surgeon with lifelong interest in stones

Frank Kidd

1878 - 1934

Co-founder of the British Journal of Urology in 1929

Clifford Morson

1881 - 1975

Pioneered radiotherapy for cancer of the urinary tract

Walter Galbraith

1889 - 1960

Adviser on the development of the NHS

Horace Winsbury-White

1889 - 1962

Co-founder of the British Journal of Urology

Cuthbert Dukes

1890 - 1976

Known for his classification of cancer of the rectum

RHOB ("Joey") Robinson

1896 - 1973

A founder member and, later, President of BAUS

Sir Eric Riches

1897 - 1987

Described a popular new cystoscope and attachments

Arthur Jacobs

1899 - 1974

Widely recognised as "the father of urology in Glasgow"

David Band

1901 - 1988

An original, founder member of the Council of BAUS

Terence Millin

1903 - 1980

Expert in retropubic prostatectomy & TURP

Willie Mack

1908 - 1970

An expert in male infertility and renal tuberculosis

Richard Turner-Warwick

1925

DSc, DM, MCh, FRCP, FRCS, FACS, FRACS Hon

John Blandy

1927 - 2011

MA, DM, FRCS, FACS

John Wickham

1929 - 2017

A "godfather" of robotic surgery

Edward Canny Ryall

1859 - 1934

Founder of All Saints Hospital

JB ("Jim") Macalpine

1882 - 1960

First to describe occupational bladder cancer in the UK

Thomas Chapman

1903 - 1966

Early advocate of the prostatic punch

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