NOTTINGHAM’S EMINENT SURGEONS AND PHYSICIANS


Nottinghams Eminent Surgeons and Physicians

SURGEONS

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ARTHUR GORDON


President of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society

1955 - 1956


Arthur Gordon:- 113, Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. (Gordon & Maclean). M.R.C.S., (England) L.R.C.P., (London), 1923 (Cape and Guy's Hospital). Anaesthetist, Nottingham General Hospital. Anaesthetist, Women's Hospital, Nottingham. Education Committee and Royal Midland Eye Infirmary. President of the Arthur Gordon:- 113, Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. (Gordon & Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society.


Medical Directory 1956


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PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS


THE INFLUENCE OF DISEASE ON THE DESTINY OF NATIONS,

INDIVIDUALS AND PLACES’


Delivered Wednesday, 5th October, 1955


Disease has played a dominant role in the destiny of the human race. It has destroyed old races (e.g., the Mayas). It has defeated armies (Napoleon’s Russian invasion), paralysed trade and altered the economic life of nations (viz., England after the plague), has wiped out old castes. It has profoundly affected the lives of great leaders who have left their impress on history (e.g., Percles, Lenin). Its influence on the minds of great thinkers has changed the course of human thought (e.g., Neitzche). Places have been affected, and monuments put up (e.g., the Church of Santa Maria della salute at Venice). It has changed the ownership of countries (e.g., Panama Canal). Some of the diseases have been conquered, others remain to succumb to our increasing knowledge.