Name: Arthur Falconer Hayden
Given Name: Arthur Falconer
Prefix: Dr. 1
Birth: 24 Aug 1877 in Frogmoor House, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 2 3
Christening: 16 Sep 1877 All Saints, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire 4
Death: 8 Mar 1940 in 4, Graham Road, Hendon, London, N W 4 of Liver cancer/Bowel Cancer 5 6 7 8
Burial: 12 Mar 1940 Hendon Cemetery, Holders Hill Road, Hendon, Middlesex N W7 1N B 1
Address 1877 Frogmoor House, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Note: When he was born the family were living in Frogmoor House which his father shared with his parents. The younger family lived in the smaller cottage section whilst WHH lived in the large house, as befitting his importance in the town as Mayor, JP, and various other positions of authority.
Burial record 1877 City of London & Tower Hamlets Cemetery, Middlesex
Burial was in a consecrated private grave no. 7278, sited in square 53 and bought by William Falconer of Gothic House Stamford Hill.
Address 1887 Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk
Event: Royal Grammar School
school 1891 29, Easton Street, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
This grave was dug 16 foot deep, 6ft 9ins x 2ft 6ins wide. This was big enough to accomodate William in 1877,no. 628 in register, Ann in 1891,no. 828, Annie E S in 1912 and John H. in 1930.
Additional purchasers were named as:
Joseph Cocks , 2, Alexandra Mansions, West End Lane, NW6.
Nutter Gray, c/o 26 Theobalds Road WC1
Arthur Falconer Hayden, 192, Wymering Mansions, Maida Vale W9.
The latter was my grandfather. He was not at this address until about 1915. My father was born here in 1917.
William A Hayden, 15, born High Wycombe
examination results Feb 1894 Royal Grammar School, Christchurch, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Note: In the list of successful candidates at the London Matriculation Examination, published Wednesday last, the name of F. Gurney, a pupil of tho Royal Grammar School, appears in the First Division. A. F. Hayden also a pupil of this school- was bracketed for the second place in English language and was placed in the honours division of the first class at the recent examination of the "College of Preceptors." On the whole examination he was 19th out of some 8,000 successful candidates.
Event: University of London and private study - pass in Biology
examination 1895 St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, Westminster, London 10
Event: University of London, Chemistry & Experimental Physics
examination Feb 1896 St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, Westminster, London
Event: he was awarded the Materia Medica prize
medical training Aug 1898 the University of London 11
Event: BS and MB completed at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
Degree 1900 University of London
Arthur F Hayden, 13, born High Wycombe
He was boarding here with his brother. Francis later attended this school. Their headmaster was
George J Peachell, born Gillingham, Kent
In the Medical Register of 1936 I found that he was first registered as a Doctor on July 28 1900. He qualified as MRCS, Eng 1900 LRCP London 1900. Date of Registration: 28 July 1900 Address at time of Registration: White Lodge, Yiewsley, Middlesex. His results were published in the Times of Aug 3 1898 when he obtained second class in the Intermediate examinations for the University of London in Materia and Pharmaceutical Chemistry at St Mary's. He then obtained a Class Two in forensic medicine, reported in the Times December 16 1903 and he finally received a pass in the BSc exam in Medicine, declared on Nov 28 1904.
AGM 1901 Newport and County Hospital, Cardiff-road., Wales
NEWPORT MEDICAL SOCIETY. The postponed annual meeting of the Newport Medical Society was held at the board-room of the Newport and County Hospital, Cardiff-road. The retiring president (Dr. W. Basset), in vacating the chair, introduced the new president, Dr. T. G. Macormack, who presided at the meeting. There was a record attendance of members, the following being present:-Drs. Basset, Macormack, W. J. Greer, J. M'Ginn, C. Brook Gratte, T. G. Lewis, C. Stuart Vines, E. A. Davies, T. Morrell Thomas, H. E. Williams, R. J. Paton, A. Garrod Thomas, O. E. B. Marsh, .T. Howard Jones, E. E. W. Brewer, J. Lloyd I Davies, A. Falconer Hayden, J. F. Neville, and R J. Coulter. The officers of the society for the session 1901-2 are as follow: -President, T. G. Macormack; president-select, C. Stuart Vines; hon. secretary and treasurer, J. Howard Jones; hon. librarian, A. Falconer Hayden;
Census: 1901 County Infirmary, Newport, Wales
Note: In 1867 the first ward of Newport Infirmary opened, the County hospital for Monmouth. He went there in 1901 as a Resident Surgeon and Medical Officer.
Medical case Jun 1901 Newport and County Hospital, Cardiff-road, Wales
Weekly Mail - 9 November 1901 p9
TOY PISTOL ACCIDENT AT NEWPORT.
Medical case 1902
David Walters, a Rhiwderyn youth, appeared in the dock at Saturday's Newport County Police Court to answer a charge of unlawfully wounding James White, another youth. It was stated the lads were together on Whit-Sunday, and Walters, who had a toy pistol, was shooting at a mark on a post when the pistol went off accidentally, and one of the pellets lodged in White's thigh. The injured lad did not complain until two or three days afterwards, when the wound became painful. He was then taken to the Newport Infirmary, where he remained for a fortnight. Dr. Hayden, the house surgeon, explained that the pellet had not been extracted, but the lad would not be inconvenienced. A slight sensation of weight, I suppose, doctor?" queried the magistrates' clerk's deputy, but the doctor replied in the negative. The justices were satisfied that the affair was the result of an accident, and discharged Walters, but cautioned him as to the use of such dangerous toys.
Cardiff Times - 22 June 1901 p7
Medical case 1902 Newport Hospital, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
NEWPORT SAILOR'S DEATH. WHY HE WAS NOT ADMITTED AT THE TOWN HOSPITAL. The inquiry by the Newport borough coroner concerning the death of a sailor named Frank Smith, who died at the work- house infirmary on Monday, after being refused admission at the town hospital, was resumed at the Town-hall last evening. Dr. Hayden, the house surgeon at the town hospital, was called, and said he had at about a quarter to twelve on Sunday night a telephonic conversation with Dr. Hurley about the case, which he (Dr. Hurley) was sending over. Dr. Hurley said, from his observation, the man was insane, and asked if he could be taken in, or, if he could not be taken in there, for him to be sent to the union infirmary. The man arrived about twelve o'clock, and witness found that he was very restless, was averse to being examined, and was rather short of breath. The man was very ill, and at first he decided that he should be taken in, thinking that if he showed any more signs of insanity he could be removed in the morning. Whilst going up on the lift, however, the patient became very violent, and he (the house surgeon) decided that he should be sent to the union hospital, as he had no means of restraining him or of looking after him. He explained to the persons who brought him that his insanity might have been due to an infectious disease, and that they could not have a case of infectious disease in that hospital. Had he known at the time that the man was suffering from pericarditis he would still have sent him to the other hospital as he did not believe the removal caused any injury. The man was not admitted to the hospital because the rules forbade him taking in a case of insanity, and also because he had no means of taking proper care of a person in such a condition. Miss Hay, the night superintendent at the hospital, corroborated. The Coroner, in summing up, said the case was adjourned because there were some statements made by witnesses at the first hearing which seemed to suggest that the man was sent away from the hospital because there was not such a complete and careful diagnosis as was essential. That, however, had been emphatically contradicted by Dr. Hayden, the house surgeon. The man died from collapse two hours afterwards at the workhouse infirmary as it was found, from pericarditis. In the result the jury brought in the simple verdict that death was due to pericarditis, according to the evidence of Dr. Macormack, who was examined the previous day.
Weekly Mail 5 July 1902
ABERCARN COLLIER'S DEATH. Peculiar Injury Disclosed. At the Newport Town Hall on Monday Mr Lyndon Moore resumed the inquiry on the body of William Moses (24), collier, who lodged at Bridge-street, Abercarn, who died at the Newport and County Hospital on the 25th. It had been rumoured that the deceased had accidentally received injury whilst boxing in a friendly way with another man at Abercarn and a post-mortem examination was therefore ordered. William Moses, farmer, Grosmont, uncle of the deceased, stated that his nephew was injured some five years ago by a horse, and was then told by a doctor that he might afterwards suffer from the effects. Dr. Hayden, house surgeon, Newport Hospital, said that death was due to an obstruction caused by an extraordinary rapt tire, as a result of which the stomach was forced into the chest. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the doctor's testimony.
Medical case Jul 1902 Newport and County Hospital, Cardiff-road., Wales
Cardiff Times - 7 June 1902 p5
NEWPORT HOSPITAL. UNFOUNDED ALLEGATIONS OF NEGLECT. The house committee of the Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital sat on Tuesday afternoon to inquire into the allegations of neglect against the hospital staff made by the Bricklayers' Society in respect of a plasterer named Walter Gough, who had been treated at the hospital for a broken arm. In order that a thorough investigation should be made four members of the staff were present, and a letter dealing fully with the case was read from Dr. A. F. Hayden, the house surgeon at the time Gough was admitted. In the course of his letter Dr. Hayden explained that the man came into the house at a time when he was engaged upon a major operation. Immediately this was over, however, he attended to Gough, and then went back to the operating-room to perform another operation. That week was a particularly heavy one in regard to beds, and, as 68 out of the 70 available beds were in use, he asked Gough to vacate his bed on the following morning. He was guided in this step by the fact that a broken arm was not considered dangerous enough in a London hospital to demand a patient's detention. Had he known Gough had been shaken so much, however, he might have taken a different course. Dr. Andrews wrote stating that the treatment of Gough at the hospital was all that could be desired. The staff considered Dr. Hayden's explanation to be very satisfactory, and the house committee came to the conclusion that the Bricklayers' Society's complaint was exaggerated and that the staff of the hospital were perfectly justified in the action they took. This decision will be communicated to the executive committee of the workmen's fund.
resignation Jul 1902 County Infirmary, Newport, Wales
Weekly Mail - 26 July 1902 p10
Dr. Arthur Falconer Hayden, house surgeon at the Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital, Newport, has resigned the position, which he held since the present institution was opened.
Occupation: Abt 1903 Winwick Asylum, Lancashire
NEWPORT HOSPITAL. APPOINTMENT OF HOUSE SURGEON POSTPONED. Originally the appointment of house surgeon at the Newport and Monmouthshire Hospital, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dr. Hayden, was fixed for Tuesday, but it has had to be postponed for a time. The vacancy comes at rather an awkward time, as, in addition to the large number of locum tenens who usually get appointments at this time of the year. a good many hospital appointments have also to be made. Under these circumstances it is scarcely surprising that there are not many applications for vacancies at this period of the year.
Weekly Mail - 2 August 1902 p3
Assistant Medical Officer and Pathologist at the County Asylum Winwick.
Event: Class 2 in Forensic medicine, studying at St Mary's, Paddington
examination Dec 1903 University of London 15
Medical case 1904
For further information see
I have administered anaesthetics to about 4,000 persons, and never lost a patient before," said Dr. Hayden, of St Mary's Hospital, at an inquest at Paddington.
Event: University of London, BS exam, pass
examination Nov 1904 St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, Westminster, London
Note: In The Times of Nov 28 1904 his pass in the B.S. examination at St Mary's was reported. MBBS exams.
Address 1905 Walkern, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Rhyl Journal 26 Nov 1904
Address given on his declaration of qualifications for entry into the IMS as a Medical Officer.
Reference: IOR/L/MIL/9/423/384-85 Held in the British Library.
Collection Area: India Office Records and Private Papers.
Aug. 5, 1905.
Photograph 1905 Application Form
The Medical Directory entry 1905
Note: Asst. Anaesthet. St Mary's Hosp. W. -MB Lond. (Honours in Mat. Med. and For. Med.) 1903 MRCS, LRCP London 1900 (St Mary's) Prosect. RCS Eng. Entr Schol. Nat. Sc: late Asst Demonst of Anat., Chem,. and Path. and Prosect. in Anat. St Mary's Hosp. Med. Sch: Ho. Surg. Newport and Mon. Hosp and Asst Med. Off. and Pathol. Co. Asyl. Winwick.
The Medical Directory entry 1905
Note: For Asst Anaesthet read House surgeon St Mary's Hospital W. Add BS London 1904.
IMS 1 Sep 1905
INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.
Forty-two candidates (twenty-seven of whom had University degrees competed for the fourteen vacancies. The following gentlemen were successful at the examination for admission to the Indian Medical Service held on July 25th and the four following days:
Palmer. C. E., M.B... 3,407
Reinhold, C. H... 3.395
Hayden, A. F., M.B....3,348
May 19, 1906 appointments
To be Lieutenant, dated September 1st, 1903: A. F. HAYDEN, M.B.,
Sept 28 1907
The undermentioned officer of the Indian Medical Service is appointed specialist in Advanced Operative Surgery, from June 8th: Lieutenant A. F. Hayden, M B. 2nd (Rawal Pindi) Division.
April 21 1909
INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.
The undermentioned Lieutenant is promoted to be Captain from the dates specified:-
A. F. HAYDEN. M.B. (provisionally), September 1st, 1908. The first appointment of Captain Hayden bears date September 1st, 1905.
Mar 12 1910
INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE.
Captain A F. HAYDEN, M.B., is transferred to the temporary half pay list, from January 6th. He was appointed Lieutenant, September 1st, 1905, and made Captain, September 1st, 1908.
SEPT. 30, I911. NEW MEMBERS.
Hayden. Arthur Falconer, M.B., 1, Delamere Terrace, Maida Vale, W.
London Gazette Bombay.
Entry to the IMS 1906
To be Lieutenant. Dated 1st September, 1905.
Arthur Falconer Hayden, M.B. is to be promoted to be Captain from the dates specified:-A. F. Hayden. M.B. (provisionally), September 1st, 1908; The first appointment of Captain Hayden bears date September 1st, 1905
He retired on 23 January 1912.
INDIAN MEDICAL SERVICE. Lieutenant to be Captains.
Dated 1st September, 1908. Arthur Falconer Hayden, M.B., F.R.C.S. (provisionally). Dated 1st February, 1909.
1906 press cutting:
Occupation: Doctor 1907 Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Note: c/o Messrs King & Co.
Occupation: Captain in the Indian Medical Service 1 Sep 1908 Rawalpindi, Punjab, India
Mr. Arthur Falconer Hayden (son of Dr. Hayden), formerly a pupil of the Royal Grammar School Wycombe, under the late Mr. J. G. J. Peachell has sailed for India this week. Mr. Hayden was fellow student at St. Mary's with Mr. Ernest Peachell at which hospital they took the highest honours. Mr. Hayden holds the following qualifications: Member of College of Surgeons and Licentiate of College of Physicians MB London, and Fellow of College of Surgeons London. He has lately entered the Indian Medical Service being third on the list, and was one of the 14 out of 42 candidates who were successful. He has also obtained the Montefiore bronze medal (prize in military surgery) and the Martin Gold Medal (Military medicine).
Temporary Half Pay R. Retired
In India he served in the Rawal Pindi division.
Arthur Falconer Hayden Born 24 Aug 77
FIRST COMM: 1 Sep 05
DATE RANK: 1 Sep 08
RANK: Captain - Indian Medical Service
COMPANY: Temporary Half-Pay List
REMARKS: 23 Jan 10
Page #: 610
Source Information: Graden, Debra, comp.The Quarterly Indian Army List for January 1, 1912. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2001-. Original data: Army Headquarters, India. The Quarterly Indian Army List for January 1, 1912. Calcutta, India: Superintendent Government Printing, 1912.
I have looked in this book at TNA but there is no mention of him.
Whilst in India with the British Army he contracted polio. When he returned home to England he retrained as a research doctor as he was now confined to a wheelchair and consequently could not follow his ambition of working as a surgeon in Harley Street.
Address Aft 1910
He worked with Sir Alexander Fleming and his team on the discovery of penicillin at St Mary's, Paddington, London. Source: Lieut-Colonel D.G. Crawford's 'Roll of the Indian Medical Service 1615 - 1930' (London, Calcutta and Simla: Thacker, 1930).
St. Mary's M.R.C.S., 1900. L.R.C.P. Lond 1900. MB (Honours), 1903, B.S. 1904, Lond. Lt. 1 Sept. 1905. F.R.C.S. 1906. Capt. 1 Sept. 1908. T.H.P. 23 Jan. 1910. R. 23 Jan. 1912.
M.R.C.S. Member, Royal College of Surgeons L.R.C.P. London Royal College of Physicians B.S. Brigade Surgeons. F.R.C.S. Fellow, Royal College Surgeons T.H.P.
Address 1911-1912 1, Delamere Terrace, Maida Vale, London
It seems that he returned to England about 1910 as he was no longer mentioned in the GMC records, and was recorded in the 1911 census as being in a dwelling house in Paddington as a Captain in the I. M. S. on half pay. Having contracted polio whilst in India he could no longer do his job properly. He was then entered in the record for 1917, described as working for the Indian Medical Service, and again in 1923. In 1927 he was no longer being mentioned, and then in 1931 his place of work was given as St Mary's, Paddington until 1939.
In 1917 he was listed as living at 192, Wymering Mansions, W9 phone Hampstead 7055. He was described as a Clinical Pathologist.
He was there from 1917 to 1925. After 1922 the phone no. had become Maida Vale 2117. In 1926 the family had moved to 4, Graham Road, Hendon, where he was to spend the rest of his life. In 1936 he was shown as living at St. Mary's, Paddington. This was where he worked as he actually lived at 4, Graham Road, Hendon, London NW4 with his wife and three children. Phone Hendon 1882
By 1959 the Hendon phone number had been changed to HENdon 8386.
Born abt 1878.Relation to Head:Boarder Gender:Male
Published paper 28 Oct 1911
Birth Place:Kingham, Buckinghamshire Civil parish:Paddington, London
Marital Status:Single Occupation: Captain I M S on H P
In 1917 he was described as a retired officer from the IMS
DIARY FOR THE WEEK. THURSDAY
Published paper 11 Nov 1911
ROYAL SOCIETY, Burlington House, W.-The following are among the probable papers:
A. F. Hayden and W. P. Morgan: An Inquiry into the Influence of the Constituents of a Bacterial Emulsion on the Opsonic Index.
Effect of a Bacterial Emulsion on the Opsonic Index.Ğuğ
Event: DEPUTY INSPECTORS-GENERAL OF HOSPITALS
British Army 1912
Published paper 29 Jun 1912
Ğ/uğMr. A. F. HAYDEN, M.B., and W. P. MORGAN, M.A., contributed a note on an inquiry into the influence of the constituents of a bacterial emulsion on the opsonic index. The experiments, so far as they had gone, showed that in the technique of the estimation of the tubercle opsonic index the quantity and character of the contents of the bacterial emulsion must be taken into account, and that the chief factor influencing the estimation was the finely-ground bacterial detritus resulting from the process of triturating the dried culture of the bacillus. A simple pestle and mortar, designed to lessen the labour of triturating the dried culture, was described.
THE AUTOINOCULATION TEST IN TUBERCULOSIS.
Note: On Jan 2 1915 he was one of the donors of money towards a fund to aid distressed Belgian medical men or pharmacists living in this country. The average donation was one guinea, but Captain A. Falconer Hayden gave five guineas, one of the highest amounts donated by an individual.
Address 1917-1925 192, Wymering Mansions, Wymering Road, London, W9
Note: In 1919 his wife was not mentioned.
Biography 1917 St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London
SIR,-Dr. J. L. Rentoul asks (p. 1396) for a more detailed explanation of the method described in my paper of June 1st. He will, I think, find all that he requires in Wright's Studies in Immunization (Constable, 1909), and more particularly in the original paper which appears on page 377 of that work, and is entitled "Studies in Connection with Therapeutic Immunization," by Wright, Douglas Freeman, Wells, Fleming, and others. This was published in the Lancet on November 2nd, 1907.
May I particularly call Dr. Russ's attention to a recent publication by Hayden and Morgan (Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1911, vol. lxxxiv), if he has not already studied it, where conclusions are reached which explain and correct the cause of certain observed inconsistencies in opsonic determinations. In support of his contention he adduces his own work on the varying phagocytosis of staphylococci in different samples of the same serum, and also takes me to task for not having expressed my opsonic faith on the occasion of his reading the paper. I was interested in his experiments, but certainly I did not gather that his paper was intended to prove that the opsonic method is useless, and this, I now gather from his letter, is Dr. Russ's more matured opinion. Surely if a method is useless the best thing to do is to scrap it at once and not waste further time on it. In all innocency I understood him to be making an honest effort to improve the method, and in reperusing his paper I still get that impression. There did not therefore seem any urgent necessity for my speaking when I was about to occupy the time of the members by reading a paper on a different subject. In any case, to argue that the same error as may occur with live staphylococci must necessarily be repeated when counting dead tubercle bacilli suspended in an emulsion containing much bacillary detritus (cf. paper by Hayden and Morgan supra) is certainly rather dangerous.
Olly gave me a biography by Andre Maurois, illustrated by Falconer, which is why he bought it. Interestingly this was about Fleming and contained information on my grandfather, so I looked for books about Fleming on the Internet to see if there were any more mentions of Hayden, and found a more modern book, Penicillin Man: Alexander Fleming and the Antibiotic Revolution (Hardcover) by Kevin Brown. This book is on Amazon. and contains several pages of info and also a photo and silhouettes. Apparently Fleming recommended that the research laboratory take on my grandfather to work with him, so he was actually part of the team when they discovered penicillin. Fleming's opinion was respected when he asked if a job could be found in the laboratory for a wheelchair-bound friend, A.F. Hayden, whose career as a doctor had been blighted when he was struck down with polio. P.57 " the wheelchair-bound Captain Hayden, a pathologist was appointed in Fleming's place when he returned to war in 1917. Next to him in the wheelchair is Captain Hayden, incapacitated by polio"
Occupation: Clinical Pathologist 1920 St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, Westminster, London
Note: Phone Hampstead 7055
Event: Maida Vale 2117
phone 1922-1925 192, Wymering Mansions, Wymering Road, London, W9 23
Event: Phone no. Hen 1882
Address 1925-1940 4, Graham Road, Hendon, London, N W 4 22
Photograph 1925 Daily Telegraph
Photograph 1925 St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, Paddington, Westminster, London
List of Illustrations 1. Fleming assessing an Opsonic Index with Captain Hayden, c. 1909 2. Silhouettes of staff of the Inoculation Department in the 1920s"
Teat and Capillary Glass Tube (1912). Personal information, Miss Hayden. This may have been me as I named some of those in the silhouette when I visited the museum.
My grandfather had intended becoming a Harley Street surgeon before he was crippled.
This photo of him with his two sons was taken about 1925