First name(s)
Ernest Hasler
Surname
Helby
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Demonstrator of Bacteriology (1893-) Ref: *1
  • Lecturer, comparative Pathology and Bacteriology (c.1895)

Education & professional details

Qualifications
  • RCS (1893)
  • LRCP. Lond (1893) Ref: *2
  • DPH. Eng. Conj (Middlesex) (1895) Ref: *3
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Deputy Medical Officer, H.M. Prison Wormwood Scrubs (c.1899) Ref: *2 *3
  • Resident Medical Officer, Borough Hospital Croydon (c. 1905) Ref: *3
  • Medical Officer, Winson Green Prison (c. 1909) Ref: *4
Professional activities

Member BMA Ref: *3

Personal details

Date of birth
1870
Date of death
1921

Notes

Helby was one of the first doctors to force feed imprisoned suffragettes in 1909. Ref: *4

References

  1. Secretary’s In-Correspondence, KA/IC/H107, King’s College London Archives
  2. The Medical Register for 1899, 753
  3. Medical Directory 1905, 182
  4. William Murphy, "The health of suffragette prisoners: force-feeding and vomiting", Exploring the history of prisoner health. https://histprisonhealth.com/2016/12/08/the-health-of-suffragette-prisoners-force-feeding-and-vomiting/. [Accessed 15 August 2017].

     

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