CHARLES HENRY ALLEN
President of the Nottingham Medico-
1931 to 1932.
Charles Henry Allen O.B.E. :-
Medical Directory 1937.
A farmers son from Metheringham, Lincolnshire, Charles Henry Allen was a medical student at Edinburgh University, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B., in 1900. In the same year he joined the staff of the Nottingham General Hospital as assistant house surgeon, and having obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1906, was appointed to the honorary staff of the hospital in 1907. In his early days Mr. Allen was an active Territorial Army Officer, and at the outbreak of the first world war in 1914 was a captain in the 3rd North Midland Mounted Field Ambulance. He went to Egypt with the brigade in the spring of 1915, but later was detached from the field ambulance to command the Ras-
After the war he returned to his work at Nottingham as honorary surgeon at the General Hospital. Later he became senior surgeon and chairman of the medical committee of the hospital. He was for many years consultant surgeon to the Nottingham City Hospital. He was a Fellow of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, and in 1931-
In an obituary to Mr. Allen, Mr. John Sheehan wrote:-
B.M.J., 31st December, 1955, page 1624.