News from 1930 Death of Dr Pryor


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[MAB Note: Curiously enough, notwithstanding Dr. Pryor's long White Star career, this article seems to be the only time his name ever appeared in The New York Times, and I don't remember ever coming across him elsewhere.]

The New York Times, 20 July 1930

DR. MILES PRYOR OF THE OLYMPIC DIES
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End Comes in England---Served on White Star Ships for Thirty Years
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News was received yesterday of the death in Darlington, England, of Dr.
Miles Pryor, for thirty years a surgeon on the White Star Line, several
of which were spent in the company's Australian fleet. In the North
Atlantic passenger trade he was for several years on the Adriatic and
Celtic. During the World War he served in the British Navy. He was
senior surgeon of the Olympic for the last eight years.

Dr. Pryor was a firm believer in the power of the human eye to control
either man or beast. When a maniac broke out of his cell on the Olympic
six years ago, began smashing things and chased the hospital stewards
with a chopper, Dr. Pryor went up to him and took away the weapon
without a word.

The doctor had to leave the Olympic to undergo, in London, an abdominal
operation, from which he recovered. A few weeks later he began to grow
weaker. He was born in Durham sixty-two years ago. Before going to sea
he had a considerable practice in London as a physician, and gave it up
only because of his health.

An elder brother was a prelate of high rank at the Vatican.

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