Administrative / Biographical History

MB ChB Manch 1932, BSc 1929; MRCS LRCP 1934; FRCS 1935

Griffiths was born on 6 February 1908 and was educated at William Hulme's Grammar School and at the University of Manchester. He was awarded many distinctions and scholarships and was later demonstrator in physiology. After graduating, Griffiths was house surgeon at MRI and from 1934 was resident surgical officer at Christie Hospital Manchester, a position he later held at MRI. Griffiths then decided to specialise in orthopaedics, being appointed clinical assistant in the orthopaedic department of MRI in 1937. In 1940 Griffiths became chief assistant to the orthopaedic department and also served as honorary assistant orthopaedic surgeon to the North Wales Sanatorium. In 1942 Griffiths joined the RAMC and served at the Queen Alexandra Military Hospital, Millbank, and Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, where he was officer in charge of the largest military orthopaedic centre in Britain. After demobilisation, Griffiths returned to MRI as tutor in orthopaedic surgery. He was also in private practice as a consulting orthopaedic surgeon and was visiting registrar to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry. Griffiths was part time assistant lecturer in applied human physiology at the University of Manchester until 1946 when he was appointed honorary lecturer. He was also lecturer in surgical pathology and in orthopaedic surgery, later being appointed director of the University department of orthopaedics at MRI. Griffiths was a member of Manchester Medical Society , Manchester Surgical Society, the Pathological Society of Manchester and the British Orthopaedic Association. He was also a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Griffiths retired to Wales in 1973 and died on 10 February 1997.

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