First name(s)
George Lenthal
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • House Surgeon at King's College Hospital, 1888
  • House Physician at King's College Hospital, 1889
  • Sambrooke Surgical Registrar at King's College Hospital, 1889
  • Assistant Surgeon at King's College Hospital, 1892-1923
  • Demonstrator of Surgical Pathology, 1892-1894
  • Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy, [1890]-1892
  • Demonstrator of the Principles and Practice of Surgery, 1892-[1923]
  • Teacher in Surgical Pathology, 1900-1923
  • Honorary Director of Pathology Museum, 1900-[1930]
  • Surgeon at King's College Hospital, 1923-1930
  • Lecturer on Clinical Surgery, 1923-1930
  • Consulting Surgeon at King's College Hospital, 1930-1951
  • Emeritus Lecturer on Clinical Surgery, 1930-1951
  • President, King’s College London Lawn Tennis Club

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Merchant Taylor’s School
  • King’s College London/ King’s College Hospital
  • Qualified in medicine 1887
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Consulting Surgeon to HM Forces (Boer War)
  • Surgeon Rear Admiral (Great War, Halsar and Gallipoli)
  • Surgeon to the Florence Nightingale Hospital
  • Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy
  • Consulting Surgeon to the Surrey Dispensary
  • Consulting Surgeon to Sevenoaks Cottage Hospital
  • Consulting Surgeon to Burford Cottage Hospitals
  • President of the Section of Surgery of the Royal Society of Medicine Ref: *1
Professional activities
  • FRCS (1900)
  • Member of the Consultative Board of the Royal Navy Medical Service
  • Member of the Consultative Board of the Admiralty Departmental Committee
  • Member of the Medical Branch of the Naval League
  • Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (1932) Ref: *1
  • with Dr. M. Cutler, Tumours of the Breast
  • Contributor, Sir James Watson, Surgical Diagnosis
  • Contributor, C. C. Choyce, A System of Surgery

Personal details

Date of birth
13 June 1865
Date of death
2 January 1951

Br Med J 1951;1:93


Family details

Married Clara Jopp (1902), three sons and one daughter. Ref: *1


Officer of the Grand Cross of Italy; Chevalier of the Legion of Honour; Walker Prize, Royal College of Surgeons (pathology and cancer therapeutics) Ref: *1


  1. Obituary, Br Med J 1951;1:358

Photograph: Sir (George) Lenthal Cheatle by Bassano Ltd, whole-plate glass negative, 5 January 1918, NPG x105549 © National Portrait Gallery, London. Supplied under license, Creative Commons BY ND.

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