Steel, John Kohler

Scope and Content

Class tickets 1914-1917; photocopies of obituaries of Dr. Steel from the British Medical Journal and British Dental Journal

Administrative / Biographical History

Born in 1895 and died in 1983. He qualified as a dentist in 1918, receiving the higher dental diploma in 1925. Before beginning his dental practice in Norwich in 1921, he served as surgeon lieutenant in the Royal Navy. He also worked as consultant dental surgeon at the Norwich and Norfolk and Jenny Lind Hospitals. In 1954 he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh; he was also a member of the British Dental Association and of the Norfolk and Norwich Medico-Chirurgical Society.


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Acquisition Information

D. J. Stillwell, Norwich, May 1983


Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists

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