- Eponymously affiliated with Grey Turner sign after his description of flank ecchymosis in 1919.
- Global traveler had audiences with the Pope, Mussolini, the King of Italy and King Alfonso of Spain.
- Involved in the embryonic stages of cancer research, he anticipated the development of chemotherapy and published a hopeful tome entitled – Some Encouragements in Cancer Surgery in 1925.
“We shall never overcome cancer by surgery: it will be something we will inject“
- Born 8 September 1877
- Medical degree from Newcastle Medical School
- 1899 – Royal Victoria Infirmary, under Rutherford Morrison
- 1903 – Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons
- WWI – Served with the Royal Army Medical Corps
- 1927 – Professor of Surgery in the University of Durham
- 1934 – President of the Medical Society of London/li>
- Died 24 August 1951
- Grey Turner sign: (1919) atraumatic abdominal ecchymosis, in particular – bruising of the flanks.
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- Willan RJ. George Grey Turner. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1951 Oct; 9(4): 274–276. [PMC2238564]
- Biography: George Grey Turner (1877–1951). Br J Surg. 1965 Sep;52:641-6. [PMID 14338309]
- Welbourn RB. George Grey Turner, 1877-1951. Centenary Celebration at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1978 Jul;60(4):298. [PMC2492112]
- Guthrie D. George Grey Turner 1877-1951. Trans Meet Am Surg Assoc Am Surg Assoc. 1952;70:433-5. [PMID 13005625]
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