Titanic Doctors

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How many doctors were there on the Titanic. I have an article from "The Medical Post" dated may 8th 2001. The article talks about the doctors on the ship and is names 8 doctors. I'll list there names:
1) Dr. William O'Loughlin (Died)
2) Dr. Edward Simpson (Died)
3) Dr. Henery Frauenthal (Saved)
4) Dr. Alfred Pain (Died)
5) Dr. William Minaham (Died)
6) Dr. Ernest Moraweck (Died)
7) Dr. Alice Leader (Saved)
8) Dr. Arthur Brewe (Died)

The deaths are according to the article. Now I think the other 5 doctors (other than O'Loughin and Simpson) were passengers that were doctors. But i'm not sure.

Does anyone have any answers for me?
 
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Cornelius Thiessen

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From everything I have read here and other books and sources I have read I have never heard the name of any doctors on the Titanic.Who was the doctor for the Titanic?Where in the ship was his office located? Or was there even a doctor?

Thanks be to those that answer my questions.
 
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Dr. William O'Loughlin and Dr. John Simpson were Titanic's surgeon and assistant surgeon respectively and the surgery was just forward of the Second Class Promenade and Second Class Library on the starboard side. Their cabins were in the middle of the ship in the group of five cabins O'Loughlin's is the one closest to the surgery followed by Simpson's. If that doesn't make sense go to http://www.heartofdestiny.com/titanic/deckplans.html
 

Bob Godfrey

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In addition to the treatment room on C Deck, there was another adjacent to the main 3rd Class stairway on D deck, and also the crew surgery adjacent to the 4-bed sick bay on C Deck (near the foremast). For passengers there was a small but well-equipped hospital on the starboard side of D Deck, accessible from above by the stairs mentioned by Leigh. This had 12 beds, and a further 6 located in an isolation area for infectious cases (or possibly for 3rd Class patients). The hospital attendant was steward William Dunford. One of the stewardesses, Evelyn Marsden, was a qualified nurse and her services might have been called upon also. Katherine Wallis, the 'matron' in 3rd Class, was not medically qualified but was expected to keep the doctors informed of any signs of illness in the 'steerage' areas of the ship.
 

Emilie Forest

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There was another doctor on the Titanic, he was a passenger. His name is Dr.Henry Frauenthal. He was chief surgeon of the Hospital for Deformities and Joint Diseases in New-York.He has attracted wide attention by some of his wonderful surgical operations, one of the most remarkable being when he grafted the shin bone of a man into a woman's leg in this city, after the man had been dead only a few hours, and the operation was pronounced a success. I have read that in the St-Louis Dispatch, April 16th. 1912
Had his services been required, I am sure he would have help.
 

Bob Godfrey

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Dr Frauenthal did indeed prove to be useful during the voyage when he offered expert advice for the treatment of Mrs Harris, who had taken a fall on the Grand Staircase and fractured an arm. During the sinking, his services were again required in lifeboat 5 where Mrs Stengel was suffering from several fractured ribs. These injuries were sustained when a very large passenger jumped from a height into the boat and landed on top of her - none other than Dr Frauenthal himself!
 
Apr 25, 2001
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Bob; are we absolutely certain that her injury was caused by Dr Frauenthal? I saw in an interview that another male passenger in boat 5 weighed 250 pounds, matching Mrs Stengel's own description.....
 

Ben Holme

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Hi Peter,

Given Annie Stengel's description of her "assailant" as a "Hebrew doctor", I'm personally inclined to believe that Henry Frauenthal was the above mentioned "jumper". Having seen photographs of all possible boat #5 male passengers, it would appear that the only other man of comparable weight was Elmer Zebley Taylor, but even then, there are conflicting accounts as to which boat he survived in; 5 or 7.

Whether of not Annie Stengel exaggerated the extent of her "injuries" is another matter...

Best Regards,
Ben
 
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That, of course, settles the matter. In the account I have seen, she never actually says it was the Hebrew Doctor who jumped on her, albeit it is implied.

Peter
 
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michelle southern

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Hiya i am looking for any information on my relatives who worked on the titanic.

Dr John Edward Simpson
Mr Frederick (Frank John) Roberts
Mr Albert Roberts

Any info greatly appreciated

Thanks
Michelle
 
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michelle southern

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Sorry put this in wrong area doh!!

Can someone move it to crew for me?

Thanks
 
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Stephanie Stokes

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what michelle means is you need to post this in the Crew Research area not the Passenger Reserach area.
 

Inger Sheil

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Michelle, have you had a chance to read the section on John 'Jack' Simpson in Stephen Cameron's book Belfast's Own? If not, I highly recommend it.
 
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michelle southern

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Hiya
No i havent Inger, thanks for that :0) is it still in print or will i be able to get it from the library?

Thanks
Michelle
 

Inger Sheil

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I just dipped into Amazon.com and it seems to still be very readily available, Michelle. You may also be able to find it in the library - it depends on your location and how good their collection is. Publisher is Wolfhound Press (1998).I had no problem finding it on bookshelves in the UK.

Depending on how much you want to go into the subject, you may also wish to contact the book's author, Stephen Cameron. He's a very helpful individual.
 
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James O'Fee

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Dr. John Edward Simpson. He was the great-uncle of my old school-friend, Dr John Martin, who now works in the Downe Hospital, Downpatrick, Co Down, Northern Ireland. There is a memorial to Dr Simpson on the family gravestone in the churchyard of Bangor Abbey church, Bangor, County Down.
 

Ben Lemmon

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I didn't know where else to put this, so it ended up here. Is there a source out there that can tell me who the doctors of the classes were? I want to become more self-reliant so I will ask where I can get the information instead of straight out asking about it. I have the information on who the doctors on the Carpathia were, but, lo and behold, not on the Titanic. if there is anyone out there who knows the source of such information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

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