Dr Edward Darmandy. MRCS, FRCP – Famous OD’s Profile
This weeks famous Old Dovorian to feature in our current series is Dr Edward Michael Darmady, b 3rd October 1906 – d 9th February 1989
Dr Edward Darmady was at the College in Priory House from 1915 – 1920, he was head of house and a member of the College Rugby XV and Boxing teams, he went on to play Rugby Union for Cornwall, he was also a founding member of the Old Dovorian Lodge.
He went on to study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London,
His is mainly remembered for his contributions, which included the construction and first clinical use of an artificial kidney machine in the United Kingdom, the introduction of central sterile supply services for hospital equipment and dressings, and the application to renal histopathology of the techniques of microdissection and single nephron auto-radiotherapy.