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Michael Francis Addison Woodruff


Michael Francis Addison Woodruff, British surgeon.


WOODRUFF, Michael Francis Addison was born in April 1911 in London. Son of the late Professor Harold Addison Woodruff and Margaret Ada Cooper.


Educated Wesley College, Melbourne, Queen's College. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science, University Melbourne, Australia, 1937, Doctor of Medicine, 1940.


Served as Captain, Australian Army Medical Corps, Malaya 1940-1946. Tutor in Surgery, University of Sheffield 1946-1948. Lecturer in Surgery, University of Aberdeen 1948-1952.

Professor, of Surgery, University of Otago, New Zealand 1953-1956. Professor, of Surgery. University of Edinburgh 1957-1977, Emeritus since 1977.

Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary 1957-1977. Former Director Nuffield Transplantation Surgery Unit, Edinburgh. Foreign Association, Academy, de Chirurgie (France) 1964.

Honorary; Fellow, American College, of Surgeons 1975, Royal College, of Physicians, Edinburgh 1981.


  • Deficiency Diseases in Japanese Prison Camps, 1951. Transplantation of Tissues and Organs, 1960. On Science and Surgery, 1976.F.R.C.S., 1947

  • The Interaction of Cancer and Host, 1980. (with Hedley Berry) Surgery for Dental Students, 4th edition, 1984, Cellular Variation and Adaptation in Cancer, 1990. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow American College of Surgeons (honorary), American Surgical Society (honorary), Royal Society. Member The Transplantation Society (president 1972-1974), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Chirurgie (correspondent), Royal College Physicians Edinburgh.


  • Other Interests

    Music, sailing.


Married Hazel Gwenyth Ashby in 1946.

the late Professor Harold Addison Woodruff

Margaret Ada Cooper

Hazel Gwenyth Ashby