Cumpston Research

This story was sent to me by Bert Cumpstone in Wales about his relative.



In 1917 after the Battle of Jerusalem, the British Army, led by General Edmund Allenby, captured the city,[71] and in 1922, the League of Nations at the Conference of Lausanne entrusted the United Kingdom to administer the Mandate for Palestine.


Lod (Hebrew: לוֹד‎; Arabic: اَلْلُدّْ‎, al-Ludd; Greco-Latin Lydda) is a city located on the Sharon Plain 15 kilometers (9 mi) southeast of Tel Aviv in the Center District of Israel


Alexandria (Arabic: الإسكندرية) is the second-largest city in Egypt, and is the country's largest seaport, serving about 80% of Egypt's imports and exports.

In July 1882 the city came under bombardment from British naval forces and was occupied.

2nd Southern General Hospital, South Mead.

'The last change in the general character of the and Southern General Hospital came in the spring of 1918, when the large Southmead section was converted into a special centre for orthopedic treatment. A majority of the beds were reserved for these special surgical cases, and by the end of the year the Military Authorities decided to make the hospital a separate establishment, and detach it from the 2nd Southern. On January 1st, 1919, it ceased to be the Southmead section and became the Special Military Surgical Hospital, under the command of Lieut.-Colonel A. Milne Thomson, C.M.G., until the autumn of 1919, when the hospital was closed and the patients transferred to the hospital under the control of the Ministry of Pensions at Bath.'

You can read the full history of the hospital here.


Thyroid Disorders in the Newborn
SIR,-The paper on thyroid disorders in the newborn by
Drs. I. D. Riley and G. Sclare (Journal, April 27, p. 979)
brought to my mind the case of a former patient of mine, aged 30 years, who in 1924 suffered from a large adenomatous goitre for which she refused any kind of treatment. On two occasions I delivered this woman of a male child; each was born with a well-marked goitre, but each was stillborn.
From the size of the goitre I believe there is little doubt that the cause of death in each case was respiratory obstruction from pressure by a nodular goitre. This observation appears to support the views held by Drs. Riley and Sclare, and by the other observers mentioned; furthermore, it strengthens the view that heredity and iodine deficiency are possible factors in the production of the condition. It is interesting to recall that I took a photograph of one ofthe stillborn children, which showed very clearly the outlineof the goitre, and sent it to Sir Thomas Dunhill (then Mr. T. P. Dunhill), of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, who was greatly interested.-I am, etc.,


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