Surgical History Section Visitor

Mr Michael Crumplin

Wales, UK

Michael KH Crumplin, who is from a military family, is a retired upper gastro-intestinal consultant surgeon, educated at Wellington College and the Middlesex Hospital in London. During his career in North Wales, he was elected Chairman of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and he also worked as an intercollegiate examiner for the UK. He served on the councils of the College and
of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He was awarded fellowship ad hominem of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Michael is an honorary curator and archivist at the Royal College of Surgeons and has been treasurer/trustee of the Waterloo Committee and member of the Waterloo200 committee – heading up the educational group for the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo. He is a trustee for the new Department of Culture, Media and Sport-funded education project, the Age of Revolution. He has set up a unique surgical museum, on the Battle of Waterloo heritage site. He was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. After studying medicine of the Napoleonic and many other wars for over 45 years, Michael devotes time to writing, lecturing and giving support and advice to students, research workers, authors and the media. Ably supported by his wife, Elizabeth, his principle purpose is to promote interest in the human cost of conflict and the oft-forgotten efforts of military medical men.