Saturday, November 30, 2013

Gill, Ralph Skin (1923-1933)

updated December 3, 2013.


DDS (Penn.) January 6, 1904. Hong Kong nlt.1923-1933. Address given in 1940: #18 Boulevard des Moulins, Monte-Carlo, Principaute de Monaco.

HONG KONG nlt.1923. Registered dental surgeon 1923; but listed as a Exempted Person [1] 1925-33; re-registered 1940 [2], listed as a dental surgeon and with an offshore address. Private practitioner nlt.1923-1933; whether or not physically in Hong Kong in 1940 unknown.

[1] Certificates of Exemption were issued to dental practitioners who lacked the academic qualifications recognized by the Dental Board (essentially the General Medical Council in UK) to qualify to register. Generally speaking, only qualifications awarded by institutions located on the Britain Isles or in British Overseas Territories were recognized. Naturally, there were exceptions, and when such took places, discretion prevailed; how else can it be explained that some graduates of, for example, the University of Pennsylvania were qualified for registration while others weren't. In extreme cases, the status of certain dental practitioners would be switched to that of an exempted person after having been registered as dental surgeons for a number of years, only to be reversed again years later.
[2] The Dental Register 1941 is not available; it is unknown whether or not it actually exists .

Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, July 13, 1923, #315;  May 2, 1924, #287; May 10, 1940, #537.


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