Norman Gray was born in 1889, the younger son of the inspiring Newmarket GP Clement Frederick Gray. Both sons, Norman and Gilbert, followed their father (and grandfather Frederick) into practice at Newmarket (see The Grays for more details). So Norman grew up in the family’s home and surgery at that time, which was Lushington House (on the Terrace at the west end of Newmarket High Street), where he can be seen as a child on both the 1891 and 1901 censuses. Then the 1911 census is particularly interesting with regards to Norman Gray and the very existence of this website (see comments in the references below), but also because he’s described on that census as a medical student, yet at home (possibly it was the Easter holidays?). However, unlike his elder brother Gilbert, who appears to have taken the London medical school and MRCS LRCP route into practice, Norman Gray went to Cambridge University first, then to Bart’s in London (where all of the Grays studied) obtaining a natural sciences degree from Cambridge in 1912 (or possibly 1910 – see the references below), followed by MRCS LRCP in 1914, then the degrees MB BCh in 1915 (see The history of medical treatments, training, qualifications and regulation for more on these various routes into practice at that time – in fact Norman is the earliest Newmarket example with these dual medical and surgical degrees). He even added an MD degree from Cambridge in 1920.
It seems that in 1915/6, after a short post at the Royal Free Hospital (again just like his bother) Norman returned to Newmarket to join his father and brother in practice. At that time he also married, then moved with his wife into Brackley House, where Gilbert and his wife were already living (and which possibly functioned as a branch surgery of the practice at that time, significantly before Alton House was built – see below). Norman had a busy first year, covering for the Newmarket Union work of another Newmarket medic Dr Woollett (and presumably his practice as well) and also getting a paper published in the Lancet. In addition he had a role at the Cheveley Park Military Hospital (it was of course the middle of the First World War). During the war Norman rose to the rank of Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps as well, yet again like his brother. Norman was away on active service in 1917 at least, for the birth of his daughter, when tragically his wife died from complications shortly afterwards (their daughter, Catherine, later became a physiotherapist working at Newmarket’s White Lodge Hospital during the Second World War).
The 1920s saw significant changes in the Grays’ practice. Clement appears to have retired in 1925, leaving Gilbert and Norman in partnership with the newly appointed Harold Hendley, in a business known as ‘Gray(s) and Hendley’. At that point the practice moved into the newly build Alton House Surgery, which was allegedly the first purpose built GP surgery in the country, although half was a home for Norman Gray and his new wife Bridget O’Farrell (Biddy), and of course little Catherine. Gilbert and Norman’s partnership with Harold Hendley was dissolved in 1930, but other partners joined, and the practice evolved from the Grays’ family practice into a large partnership, which in 1974 moved from Alton House into The Rookery shopping centre to become The Rookery Medical Centre (although this was after both Gray brothers had retired – in fact after they had both passed away).
Gilbert Gray left in 1946 to become a sheep farmer on the Isle of Mull with the advent of the NHS. Norman Gray retired from the practice in 1954, but continued to see some private patients, and was Senior Medical Officer at Newmarket race meetings until 1969 (a post he’d held for 25 years – see image on the left). It’s not known exactly when he moved out of Alton House as his home. It’s known that he lived there in 1940, but he appears to have been living elsewhere by 1951 from family documents; certainly after his retirement he was living elsewhere in Newmarket. The partnership leased Alton House from the Lushington House Investment Company in later years (a company formed in 1945 to manage the various properties associated with the Grays after Clement’s death in 1943).
Norman Gray lived his entire life in Newmarket, his address for his final few years being a flat in Glenwood Court, Newmarket High Street, but interestingly he died on a round the world cruise in 1971, in his early 80s. So he’s buried at sea in the South Pacific!
Image 1: From a private collection (cropped); image ©, reproduced with kind permission of the Gray family descendants.
Image 2: From a private collection (cropped); image ©, reproduced with kind permission of the Gray family descendants.
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1885, 12th June: Gilbert Clement Gray, son of Clement Frederick (surgeon) and Eleanor, Lushington House, baptised at All Saints’, Newmarket. Reference: Microfiche of Newmarket All Saints’ parish register (fiche 13), (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds).
1889, 18th July: Norman Gray, son of Clement Frederick (surgeon) and Eleanor, (The Terrace, Newmarket), baptised at All Saints’, Newmarket. Reference: Microfiche of Newmarket All Saints’ parish register (fiche 13), (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: it’s a little surprising that they didn’t give Norman the middle name Frederick, given that it was the middle name of his father and name of his grandfather (who had died the year before), and his brother Gilbert had the middle name Clement, which was the name of their father and middle name of their grandfather, but see comments on the page about Gilbert Gray for perhaps why.]
1891, 5th/6th April: Norman Gray, aged 1, living at Lushington House, High Street, Newmarket, together with his father (Clement F. Gray, ‘General Medical Practitioner’, aged 44), mother (Eleanor Gray, aged 35), brother (Gilbert C. Gray, aged 5), paternal grandmother (Sophia Gray, aged 67) and several servants. Reference: The National Archives, 1891 census.
1901, 31st March / 1st April: Norman Gray, aged 11, living in the High Street, Newmarket, with his father (Clement F. Gray, ‘surgeon’, aged 48 [sic he was 54]), mother (Eleanor Gray, aged 46), paternal grandmother (Sophia Gray, aged 77) a visitor and couple of servants. Reference: The National Archives, 1901 census. [Note: Gilbert was aged 15 and away at school.]
1910: ‘GRAY, GILBERT CLEMENT, Lushington House, New-market (Nat.Tel.8) – M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.Lond. 1908; (St. Bart.); Ho. Surg. Roy. Free Hosp.’. Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1910. [Note: from 1913 Gilbert gave his address as Brackley House, then as Lushington House again from 1922, and Alton House from 1926. Likely he changed from giving his residential address to practice address in 1922.]
1911, 2nd/3rd April: Norman Gray, ‘Medical Student’, aged 21, living in Lushington House, High Street, Newmarket, together with his father (Clement Frederick Gray, ‘Medical Practitioner’ ‘Employer’, aged 64), mother, brother (Gilbert Clement Gray, ‘Medical Practitioner’ ‘Worker’, aged 25) and two servants. Reference: The National Archives, 1911 census. [Note: this reference has special significance for talkingdust.net. In the spring of 2013 all I knew about the medical history of Newmarket was that many years ago our practice had been ‘on The Terrace up the other end of the High Street’ and that several of the doctors had been called Gray, all from the same family. I knew none of their first names. An 83 year old patient ended our consultation with the interesting aside that she’d been a patient of the practice since she was born. Interested I asked who the doctor had been when she was a little girl and she replied ‘Dr Norman Gray’, emphasizing the Norman, for obvious reasons. Fascinated by this I sent a message out to all staff, wondering whether anyone knew of a longer standing patient (subsequently we found several in their 90s). A few days later a receptionist showed me a copy of this 1911 census entry that she’d found. The obvious thing to do was to look further back in the same house – the digging had started and talkingdust.net is the result!], [Note also, see the page on the Grays for an image.]
1915: ‘GRAY, Norman, Lushington House, Newmarket – B.A. Camb. 1912; M.R.C.S,,[sic] L.R.C.P. Lond. 1914; (St. Bart.)[sic]’. Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1915. [Note: from 1916 (see below) Norman gave his address as Brackley House, like Gilbert (see 1910 reference above), with Clement, Gilbert and Norman all describing themselves as Gray and Sons. In 1920 Norman was back listing Lushington House (possibly changing to listing his practice address), until 1926, when Gilbert, Norman and Hendley (see 1925 and 1926 entries below) start listing Alton House (Gray and Hendley). It appears Clement might have retired in 1926, since he stops listing Gray and Sons or any other roles (the Rous Memorial Hospital but not the Newmarket Union having been mentioned in 1925). It’s not until 1928 that his entry actually mentions ‘retired’ though – see below.]
1915: Norman Gray married Catherine M Ogden at Eastbourne (1st quarter 1915). Reference: Transcription of England and Wales marriages 1837-2005 (online database, not image), www.findmypast.co.uk (accessed 26th August 2017).
1916: ‘GRAY, Norman, Brackley House, Newmarket (Gray & Sons; Tel.69) – B.A. (Nat.Sc.Trip.) Camb.1912 [Note: this changes from 1912 to 1910 in 1917]; M.A., M.B., B.C. 1915; M.R.C.S.,L.R.C.P.Lond. 1914; (Camb. & St. Bart); Surg. Cheveley Park Milit. Hosp.; late Ho. Surg. Roy. Free Hosp.’ Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1916. [Note: the Cheveley Park Military Hospital role is mentioned up to and including 1917; later various R.A.M.C. roles appear instead, up to the rank of Captain (see 1921 entry below), like his brother Gilbert.]
1916, 8th February: ‘Gray + sons’ mentioned in the Newmarket Union minutes in receipt of some medical fees. Reference: 611/43, Newmarket Union minutes, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: earlier references in 1915 refer to Gray and son, then the plural Gray + sons appears on 8th February 1916 (although there are a couple of entries using the singular a couple or few years later, likely in error.). Reference: 611/43-44.]
1916, 30th May: ‘A letter was read from Dr Woollett stating that Dr Maund had given up the work of attending to the cases in the No 2 Medical District and Dr Norman Gray had consented to undertake this work’. Reference: 611/43, Newmarket Union minutes, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: Dr Maund had been covering for Dr Woollett since June 1915 during his absence with the Royal Army Medical Corps; the minutes record that Dr Woollett returned in May 1917 but by July 1917 he had again taken up military duties and this time was substituted by Clement and Gilbert (perhaps because Norman was by then away on military duties himself?).]
1916: Published in the Lancet, ‘Pregnancy complicated by increased cerebro-spinal pressure; survival of mother and child.’ Reference: Gray N, The Lancet 1916;188(4862):792-793.
1917, 7th February: Birth of daughter Catherine Phyllis Eleanor Gray. Reference: see 6th March baptism reference below.
1917, 3rd March: Death of wife reported in the paper. She had been seriously ill since the birth of their daughter. She died at Brackley House, and it was reported that, ‘her husband and relatives have had the keenest sympathy of everyone in the town, and each day the bulletins on the door of Brackley House were read by a host of inquirers… Mrs Gray was the wife of Dr. Norman Gray, who, during the last two or three years, has been associated in practice with his father, Dr. Clement F. Gray. There is probably no man in New-market who is held in such general affection and esteem as Dr. Gray, sen.; and his sons have already gained both the confidence and the high regard of a very large section of the townspeople.’ Reference: The Newmarket Journal. Saturday Mar 3 1917: 3.
1917, 5th March: Funeral of wife. Reported in the paper: ‘Blinds were drawn at every private residence and place of business along the route traversed by the cortege. The largeness of the attendance at the church and at the cemetery also gave convincing evidence of the general respect and affection in which the Gray family is held in the town and district, and of the deep sympathy felt for them in their bereavement by all classes in the community. Such an assemblage had not been seen at any funeral in the town for years… the first part of the service took place at All Saints’ Church, with which the Gray family is so closely associated.’ Reference: The Newmarket Journal. Saturday Mar 10 1917: 3.
1917, 6th March: Catharine Phyllis Eleanor Gray, daughter of Norman Gray (Medical Practitioner) and Catharine Mary, of Brackley House, Newmarket, baptised, All Saints’, Newmarket. Reference: FL609/4/16, All Saints – Newmarket Register of Baptisms 1914-1948, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: their names are spelt Catharine in this record, but seem to be Catherine elsewhere and she used the spelling Catherine throughout life.], [Note also, this reference indicates that she was born on 7th February.]
1917, 24th July: ‘A letter was read from Dr S.W. Woollett stating that he had again taken up Military duties and that Drs C.F Gray and C.G. Gray [sic] would carry out his duties as District Medical Officer during his absence.’ Reference: 611/43, Newmarket Union minutes, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: Norman is probably not mentioned here because he was still away on military duties himself – it’s known that he was away when his daughter was born.]
1917, 13th November: Clement and Gilbert Gray wrote to the Newmarket Union about the many difficult and trying midwifery cases that they were attending in poor people, often in the middle of the night, having been called by the midwife for help, knowing that there was hardly any possibility of being paid, and suggesting that this was the Newmarket Union’s responsibility. On 11th December a system of midwifery fees under such circumstances was agreed. Reference: 611/43, Newmarket Union minutes, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: as above, did Norman not feature here because he was still away on military duties?]
1921: ‘GRAY, Norman, Lushington House, Newmarket (Gray & Sons; Tel. 8) – B.A. (Nat.Sc.Trip.) Camb.1910; M.A., M.B., B.Ch. 1915; M.D. Camb. 1920; M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1914; (Camb. & St. Bart); Surg. Rous Memor. Hosp.; Capt. R.A.M.C.; late Ho. Surg. Roy. Free Hosp.; Surg. Specialist 23rd Ind. Gen. Hosp.’. Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1921. [Note: this is the first entry in which his 1920 M.D. is mentioned], [Note also, the 23rd Ind. Gen. Hosp. appears to have been a military hospital.]
1921, 30th September: Conveyance of Godolphin House from Capt. E. F. E. Hammond to C. F. Gray. Reference: In collection RH114/013, (Cambridgeshire County Record Office [called Cambridgeshire Archives], Cambridge – subsequently relocated to Ely). [Note: I originally saw this collection at a solicitors’ office in London thanks to the Directors of the Lushington House Investment Company (see below), and subsequently arranged for it to be deposited in the Cambridgeshire Archives where it now has this reference number.], [Note also, it appears that following this purchase the property was divided into three sections. The eastern part of the building remains as Godolphin House today (on the corner of The Avenue), the western part was sold to The Freemasons, whose Lodge is still there today (details of this transaction and a diagram of their section are in RH114/013), and the original garden of Godolphin House was added to the Lushington House property. Then the Grays built Alton House in part of this new extended garden of Lushington House.]
1924, 12th March: Plans for Alton House. A notice with the plans reveal that they were for Dr C. F. Gray, Lushington House, Newmarket, and described as ‘Home with surgeries etc. attached’. There are three sheets of diagrams/drawings, all labelled ‘House High Street Newmarket for Dr. Gray’. Upstairs contained the bedrooms and bathroom etc. Downstairs in the main house were four rooms (kitchen, drawing room, dining room and interestingly ‘waiting room’). A corridor past the waiting room led into the main surgery area, which consisted of another waiting room, a dispensary, two consulting rooms and a mysterious, surprisingly large, ‘electrical room’ (19 1/2 feet by 10 feet). Reference: EF506/6/1/19/666, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds). [Note: see the page on Alton House Surgery for an image.]
1924, 28th May: Norman Gray married Bridget O’Farrell at Chelsea (2nd quarter 1924). Reference: Transcription of England and Wales marriages 1837-2005 (online database, not image), www.findmypast.co.uk (accessed 26th August 2017). [Note: subsequent correspondence with descendants of the Grays confirmed that this was on 28th May.]
1925: ‘HENDLEY, Harold Jas. Holbein, Lushington House, Newmarket, Suffolk – M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1921; (St. Bart.); late Res. Med. Off. Jenny Lind Hosp. Childr. Norw.; Ho. Surg. & Intern. Midw. Asst. St. Bart. Hosp.’ Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1925.
1925: Under ‘Newmarket’… then ‘Private Residents’… ‘Gray Clement Frederick, Lushington house. T N 336 / Gray Gilbert Clement, Grasmere, The Avenue / Gray Norman, Alton house, High st / Hendley Harold James H., B.A. Alton house, High street. T N 8’… then under ‘Commercial’… ‘Gray Clement Frederick M.R.C.S.Eng., L.S.A. surgeon, & medical officer to the Newmarket & Moulton Joint Hospital Board, Lushington house, High st. T N 336 / Gray Gilbert Clement M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. surgeon (firm, Grays & Hendley), Alton house, High street. T N 8 / Gray Norman M.A., M.D., B.Ch., M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond. surgeon (firm, Grays & Hendley, Alton house, High street. T N 8 / Grays & Hendley, surgeons, Alton house, High st. T N 8 / Hendley Harold James H., B.A., M.R.C.S.Eng., L.R.C.P.Lond surgeon (firm, Grays & Hendley), Alton house, High street. T N 8’. Reference: Kelly’s directory of the Counties of Cambridge, Norfolk, Suffolk & Essex (with coloured maps) 1925-6. London: Kelly’s Directories Ltd.; 1925, pg 201-210. [Note: Norman Gray lived at Alton House as his private residence as well as it being the surgery. It appears Harold Hendley perhaps lived there too, unless he was giving his work address in both parts of the directory?]
1926: ‘HENDLEY, Harold Jas. Holbein, Alton House, New-market, Suffolk (Grays & Hendley; Tel. Newmkt. 8) – M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1921; (St. Bart.); late Res. Med. Off. Jenny Lind Hosp. Childr. Norw.; Ho. Surg. & Intern. Midw. Asst. St. Bart. Hosp.’. Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1926.
1928: ‘GRAY, CLEMENT FREDK. (retired), Newmarket, Cambs. (Tel. 59) – M.R.C.S.Eng. & L.S.A. 1870; (St.Bart) Author, “Case of Cæsarian Section in which Mother Survived,” Brit. Med. Journ. 1883.’ Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1928.
1930, 31st December: ‘NOTICE is hereby given that the Partnership which has for some time past been carried on by Harold James Hendley, Gilbert Clement Gray and Norman Gray, under the style of GRAYS AND HENDLEY, at Newmarket, in the county of Suffolk, in the practice of General Medical Practitioners, was this day dissolved under a power for that purpose contained in the Partnership deed, and that in future the said practice will be carried on by the said Gilbert Clement Gray and Norman Gray, in partnership – As witness our hands this thirty-first day of December, one thousand nine hundred and thirty.’ Reference: The London Gazette. Jan 30 1931; Issue 33685: 704.
1943, 16th January: ‘Death of Dr. C. F. Gray… who passed away at his residence, Lushington House, High Street, Newmarket, on Saturday. He had attained the great age of 96 years, and had been in feeble health for a considerable time. / Dr. C. F. Gray was the son of the late Dr. Frederick Clement Gray, of this town, who died in 1888, and, after obtaining his medical qualifications, joined his father in practice. For some-thing like 60 years he had the largest medical practice in New-market and district, his patients including people of all classes, from some of the highest in the land down to the poorest mem-bers of the community. He was… medical officer for the Newmarket Isolation Hos-pital from the date of its open-ing until he was succeeded in that office, several years ago, by one of his sons, Dr. Norman Gray… Dr. Gray married, over 60 years ago, Miss Eleanor Rowley. Born at Wolverhampton, she came to Newmarket about 63 years ago to reside at All Saints’ Vicarage [she is recorded as the housekeeper on the 1881 census – aged 25]… In his married life Dr. Gray was singularly happy. He and his wife were kindred spirits in the fullest sense of the term… Mrs. Gray died on June 29th, 1929. Their two sons, Dr. Gilbert Gray and Dr. Norman Gray, both en-tered their father’s profession, and, upon gaining their qualifica-tions, joined him in practice… Several years ago Dr. Gray retired and handed over the practice to his sons, by whom, with their partners, it is now carried on. During the last few years of his life, Dr. Gray was practically confined to his house… his death leaves a gap which can never be filled… The funeral took place on Wednesday… The principal mourners were Dr. Gilbert Gray and Dr. Nor-man Gray (sons)…’. Reference: The Newmarket Journal. Saturday Jan 23 1943: 7. [Note: see the page on Clement Frederick Gray for more details from this report.]
1945, 21st November: The Lushington House Investment Company was formed. It was dissolved on 21st July 2015. Reference: Companies House. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/00400862 (accessed 12th August 2017). [Note: this company was formed to manage the properties owned by the Grays. They had a 50% share and the solicitors who used Lushington House as offices owned 50%. It was sold to Tattersalls by their successors in 2013.]
1945, 31st December: Conveyance of ‘freehold property known as “Lushington House” “Lushington House Stables” “Clifton House” “Rupert Cottage” and “Alton House” Newmarket in the County of Suffolk.’ from ‘G.C.Gray & N. Gray Esqs to The Lushington House Investment Company Limited.’ Reference: In collection RH114/013, (Cambridgeshire County Record Office [called Cambridgeshire Archives], Cambridge – subsequently relocated to Ely). [Note: see comments above regarding this collection and the Lushington House Investment Company], [Note also, this document states that Clement Gray bought Rupert Cottage in 1940 from The Right Honourable Hugh Cecil Earl of Lonsdale.]
1947: Memorial ‘REMEMBER / CLEMENT FREDERICK GRAY / BELOVED PHYSICIAN / FORTY YEARS CHURCH WARDEN / AND ELEANOR HIS WIFE / SERVANTS OF JESUS CHRIST / THIS PULPIT WAS DEDICATED / BY THEIR SONS / 1947’ [ / indicates new line]. Reference: Carving inside the pulpit of All Saints’ church, Newmarket (from a photograph taken by myself 24th November 2013). [Note: see the page on Clement Frederick Gray for a later image.]
1947: ‘GRAY, Gilbert Clement (retired), Carsaig, Isle of Mull, by Oban, Argyllsh.- M.R.C.S. Eng., L.R.C.P. Lond. 1908; (St.Bart); late Ho. Surg. Roy. Free Hosp. ; Capt. R.A.M.C., T.’ Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1947. [Note: the 1946 directory shows him still in Newmarket.]
1954: Shown as retired in the Medical Directory, with his address changed from Alton House (Gray & Partners) to Bedford Cottage in Bury Rd, Newmarket. Reference: The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1954. [Note: this probably does not reflect him moving, but changing from a business to a residential address on retirement. Gray family documents suggest he was living elsewhere by 1951.], [Note also, interestingly Bedford Cottage is what GP contemporaries of mine will remember as Rockfield House, a hostel. It’s fascinating that this was Norman Gray’s old house. The Medical Registers record him moving from there between 1960 and 1961. Reference: The Medical Register. London: General Medical Council; 1960&61. Now it’s changed use again to a luxury spa, part of the Bedford Lodge Hotel. Reference: http://www.newmarketshops.info/Bedford_Lodge.html (accessed 15th December 2017) – see ‘Some other sources consulted’ below.]
1969, 1st November: A silver salver inscribed: ‘Presented to / Dr. NORMAN GRAY / by / The Stewards and Members of the Jockey Club / as a mark of gratitude on his retirement / after 25 years service as Senior Medical Officer / at Newmarket Race Meetings / 1st November 1969 [ / indicates new line]. Reference: Image of the salver supplied in 2013 by descendants of the Grays. [Note: see image above.]
Honan RF. The Gray Matter. Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House; 1987. [Note: this book charts the Gray family from old family records going back to 1437! and includes lots of detail regarding Australian branches descending from Frederick Clement Gray’s brothers, but it does include a small section on the Newmarket medical Grays, including pictures of Alton House and Lushington House taken in 1985. I have used this source for the wider Gray family structure.]
Newmarket Union Minutes 1916. Reference: 611/43, (Suffolk County Record Office, Bury St Edmunds).
Personal correspondence with living descendants of the Grays, especially Andrew Thomson, a grandson of Norman Gray.
Shops History Newmarket. http://www.newmarketshops.info/index.html. [Note: newmarketshops.info has been supplied with information regarding the medical history of Newmarket by the author of talkingdust.net since August 2013 (see footnotes on some of the pages). Both websites continue to be developed, and in this sense are mutually symbiotic.]
The Medical Directory. London: Churchill; 1915ff. [Note: see above references for full 1915, 1916, and 1921 entries, and information from his 1954, 1971 and 1972 entries (and Gilbert 1910 and 1947; Hendley 1925&26; Clement 1928).], [Note also: this publication has been known by various titles over the years. Initially it just covered London, but from 1847 it had a wider remit, being variously known as the London and Provincial Medical Directory, The Medical Directories, The Medical Directory, etc., essentially the same work with minor variations and developments. It is usually referred to as The Medical Directory (as opposed to The Medical Register), so that is how it’s consistently referred to on talkingdust.net.]
The Medical Register. London: General Medical Council; 1915ff. [Note: Norman Gray is recorded as having been registered from 30th January 1914.]
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