UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Sir Lancelot Barrington-Ward

Publications by Sir Lancelot Edward Barrington-Ward (1884-1953)


Surgeon. Born at Worcestor. Educated at Bromsgrove and Edinburgh University. Qualified 1908. FRCSEd 1910. FRCSE 1911. Studied at the Middlesex Hospital before returning to Edinburgh (ChM 1913 and the Chiene Medal). In 1910 he was appointed resident surgeon at GOSH, assisting George E. Waugh and Thomas Fairbank. In 1914 he was appointed to the consulting staff at GOSH. KCVO 1935. Surgeon to the King's Household, 1937. Extra-Surgeon to HM Queen, 1952. In addition to his work at GOSH he was on the staff of the Wood Green and Royal Northern Hospitals. His experience in surgery was recorded in numerous articles, and in a standard textbook Abdominal Surgery of Children (Oxford University Press 1928; a 2nd edition appeared in 1937; copies of both editions are held in the Library, see references 14 and 21 below). He also edited a textbook of operative surgery, compiled by the various members of staff at the Royal Northern Hospital, entitled Royal Northern Operative Surgery (London, 1939; see item 24 below; a 2nd revised edition appeared in 1951, which). His short history of GOSH, originally published in 1941 was reprinted as a pamphlet in 1947.

List of references

Note: PP refers to Papers Published by Medical & Surgical Staff of the Hospital.

(1) Double coxa vara with other deformities occurring in brother and sister. The Lancet 1912; 179 (4612):157-159.

(2) *Some end results of intestinal stasis in children. Surgery Gynecology and Obstetrics 1912; 15: 46-50.  [PP 2:43]

(3) Pneumococcal abscess of the lung in children. The Lancet 1913; 181(4677):1090-1091.

(4) Congenital enlargement of the colun and rectum. British Journal of Surgery 1913; 1(3):345-360.

(5) Colectomy for Hirschpring's disease. British Journal of Surgery 1914; 2(8):655-657.

(6) Extraction of bullet from middle mediastinum. The Lancet 1916; 188(4849):230.

(7) Sarcoma of the stomach: Resection. British Journal of Surgery 1916; 4(14):301-303.

(8) Notes on a case of resection of tibia with grafting: with plating of fractured graft. The Lancet 1920; 195(5046):1055.

(9) Gastric operations: a note on one hundred consecutive cases. The Lancet 1921; 198(5112):382-386.

(10) A lecture on the minor surgery of children. Lancet 1922; (5178):1101-1106 [PP 2:44]

(11) Acute appendicitis in children. Medical World 1924; 20(14):317-320.  [PP 2:45]

(12) A case of recurrent enteric intussusception in a child, due to simple tumour. British Journal of Surgery 1925; 12(48):800-802  [PP 2:47]

(13) *Enlarged glands of the neck. Clinical Journal 1925; LIV: 521-526.  [PP 2:46]

(14) *Abdominal surgery of children. London: Oxford University Press, 1928 [Sandifer Cabinet]

(15) Appendicitis in the schoolboy. The Lancet 1930; 216(5595):1116-1118.

(16) Tuberculous glands of the neck. The Lancet 1933; 221(5727):1193-1194.

(17) *Congenital defects of the alimentary tract. In: Thursfield H, Paterson D, editors. Diseases of Children. 3rd ed. London: Arnold; 1934. 200-209 [Sandifer Cabinet]

(18) *Intestinal obstruction, acquired. In: Thursfield H, Paterson D, editors. Diseases of Children. 3rd ed. London: Arnold; 1934. 250-265 [Sandifer Cabinet]

(19) *Diagnosis and treatment of acute abdominal conditions in children. Edinburgh Medical Journal 1936; 43:25-33.  [PP 5:9]

(20) Tuberculous glands of the neck in children: results of surgical treatment. The Lancet 1937; 229(5930):980-981.

(21) *Abdominal surgery of children. 2nd ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1937 [Sandifer Cabinet]

(22) [and Bond H, Bramwell E, Dawson Of Penn, Fitzwilliams D, Fraser F et al] Testimonial to Dr. Hutchison. The Lancet 1938; 232(5995):217.

(23) Crohn's disease, or regional ileitis. British Journal of Surgery 1938; 25(99):530-537.

(24) *[Editor] Royal Northern operative surgery. London: H K Lewis, 1939 [Librarian's Office]

(25) *Tonsils and adenoids. Practitioner 1940; 145(869):309-315. [PP 6:7]

(26) *The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. Medical Press & Circular 1941; 103:110-114.  [PP 6:9; also reprinted as a pamphlet in 1947 and held by the library]

(27) *The treatment of congenital hypertrophic stenosis of the pylorus. Medical Press & Circular 1943; 210: 100-101.  [PP 6:8] 

(28) *Congenital defects of the alimentary tract. In: Paterson D, Moncrieff AA, (Eds.) Diseases of Children. 4th ed. London: Arnold; 1947. 449-460 [Moncrieff Cabinet]  

(29) *Intestinal obstruction, acquired. In: Paterson D, Moncrieff AA, (Eds.) Diseases of Children. 4th ed. London: Arnold; 1947. 490-499 [Moncrieff Cabinet]  

(30) *Appendicitis. In: Paterson D, Moncrieff AA, (Eds.) Diseases of Children. 4th ed. London: Arnold; 1947. 499-506 [Moncrieff Cabinet]  

(31) Congenital abnormalities of the gastro-intestinal tract. Practitioner 1951; 166(995):443-449.

(32) Swellings of the neck in childhood. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons England 1952; 10(4):211-227.


British Medical Journal 28 Nov 1953, 1221; 12 Dec 1953, 1327 and 12 Dec 1953, 1328

The Lancet 28 Nov 1953, 262(6796):1157-8.

The Times, 18 Nov 1953