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PostSubject: George Stoker    Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:30 pm

While I was in Sth Africa recently the topic of Bram Stoker's Dracula came up , I mentioned his brother George was in the AZW , no -one realised this , so I thought it'd be interesting to post what I found on George Stoker here on the Forum .

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PostSubject: Re: George Stoker    Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:41 am

George Stoker's observations regarding the healing and recovery techniques used by wounded Zulus have  had long term and far reaching effects even to the point where today  I employ modern methods of treatment for  certain conditions  which have their origins in Mr Stoker's pioneering work. He combined the use of oxygen with ozone to treat skin conditions such as wounds infections and chronic ulcers. The oxygen enriches the area being treated and the ozone disinfects to the extent that the treated area is allowed to heal more rapidly. His observations also included the fact that the Zulus would continually clean the wounds so as to reduce the effect of microorganisms. By exposure to the sun on an elevated area did not necessarily increase the available oxygen available though it did allow the heat from the sunlight to have a beneficial effect.  His techniques were extensively employed through the course of WW1.

Today advances have the reached the point where we use hyperbaric or very concentrated oxyen treatments to beef up the immune system. Ozone is heavily used too to clean up infections. Cancer treatments which might involve head and neck surgery are often treated using hyperbaric chambers.

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PostSubject: Re: George Stoker    Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:56 pm

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Major George Stoker, CMG, died on Tuesday 23rd March 1920 aged 66. Order of the Medjidie (4th Class). L. R. C. S. I. 1876; M. R. C. P. I. And M. R. S. P. England, 1882; J. P. for County Kerry; Honorary Association of Order of St John of Jerusalem in England. Vice - President (formerly President) of British Laryngological Association; Fellow of Medical Society of London; Member of Pathological and Clinical Societies; Physician to London Throat Hospital; Honorary Medical Officer of Actors’ Benevolent Fund. Formerly Surgeon to Hospital for diseases of the Throat (Golden Square); Surgeon in Imperial Ottoman Army; and Medical officer to Bulgarian Relief Fund 1877. Acted as Chef de L’Ambulance du Croissant Rouge during Turko-Russian War 1876-8 (present at sieges of Shipka, Plevna, and Erzerum); and as Stafford House Commander during Zulu War 1879-80 (medal). Initiated and organised Civil Hospital in South Africa 1899-1900; and served as Second Surgeon Irish Hospital (Despatches, medal with three clasps, C. M. G.). Originator and pioneer of the use of Oxygen. Son of Abraham Stoker, of Dublin Castle, and of Charlotte Matilda Blake Stoker, of Coleraine; husband of Agnes Stoker (eldest daughter of The McGillycuddy of the Reeks, County Kerry), of 34 Marlborough Buildings, Bath. His grave is situated in Exeter Higher Cemetery, Heavitree (off the Pinhoe Road) Devon, United Kingdom.
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