Newspaper Article 1936 – Brilliant Surgeon Dead



FOUR weeks Mrs. Henry Nelson, wife of a talented young Harley Street surgeon, watched at her sick husband’s bedside.

Four weeks she tended him at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he lay with blood-poisoning, caused by a finger-prick while operating.

Her vigil is over.

Despite recent improvement through her devotion and attention, Mr. Nelson died last night. Mrs. Nelson was at his side.

There were complications yesterday. There was a relapse, and Mrs. Nelson told her parents to take her two children, Jennifer (eight) and Judith (five), into the country.

A few hours later their father was dead.

Mr. Nelson, who was 35, was one of the few men able to perform a delicate and life-giving lung operation.

“Many people believe that an advance in his branch of surgery will be retarded several years by his death”, a surgeon of St. Bartholomew’s told the “News Chronicle” last night.

Photo caption – MR. H.P. NELSON

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  • Mr H P Nelson
  • Mrs Henry [Kathleen] Nelson
  • Jennifer Nelson
  • Judith Nelson

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