Girdlestone Orthopaedic Society

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It is with great sadness to report that Alastair Mowat  FRCP, FRCP (E) has died on November 3, 2020, aged 83 years. After a long heroic struggle with Parkinsons - determined to the end. Much loved husband of Ann and father to Michael and Julie. Proud Poppa to Millie, Archie, Cameron and Harry. A private funeral will take place with a memorial service to follow. No flowers, donations to Parkinson's UK
c/o Published in The Scotsman on Nov. 14, 2020.



Barbara Marks continues to collate all the members' details. If you think yours has changed then please contact her.

Professor Josep Trueta and his colleagues founded this society in 1950. Membership is open to all those who have spent a significant part of their training in orthopaedics in Oxford. There is an annual three day scientific conference. At its founding the following paragraph was written which reflects the Society's 'mission statement', as it would now be defined:

'As the years go by most of us feel an increasing admiration and gratitude to those who are responsible for our upbringing and we feel an increasing appreciation for your friendship and understanding among people. Some of the men that owe their orthopaedic training to the school built by Girdlestone and who feel that it provided for them not only a school but in the intellectual sense a family as well, feel the need for an organisation that will keep alive the spirit of this family" [G.Mineiro 1958].