H. B. Stallard
Henry Stallard in 1923
28 April 1901|
21 October 1973 (aged 72)|
Hartfield, East Sussex, England
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||75 kg (165 lb)|
|Club||University of Cambridge|
|Achievements and titles|
440 yd – 50.0 (1925)|
800 m – 1:53.0 (1924)
1500 m – 3:55.6 (1924)
Stallard was educated at Sherborne School (1914–1919), an independent school for boys in Sherborne, Dorset, before going up to Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he studied medicine. At Caius he was a contemporary of Harold Abrahams, and a member of the University Athletics team in 1920, 1921 and 1922. He was part of the Oxbridge team that set a world record in the 4×880 yd relay in 1922. Stallard competed at the 1924 Summer Olympics held in Paris; he won the bronze medal in the 1500 metres and finished fourth in the 800 metres, despite sustaining a stress fracture in the right foot in the 1500 m heats. He was portrayed by Daniel Gerroll in the 1981 Oscar-winning movie Chariots of Fire.
Stallard is the only athlete that won the Amateur Athletic Association of England titles over 440 yd (1925), 880 yd (1924), and mile (1923). He withdrew at the last minute from the 1926 AAA Championships after a copious blood donation to a patient at his hospital.
Besides athletics, Stallard was a prominent doctor. As ophthalmic surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital, he pioneered cobalt plaque radiotherapy for the treatment of ocular tumours, particularly in children. He was elected as president of the Ophthalmological Society in 1972.
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- "Book review, Radiotherapy of interblobular and orbital tumors" (PDF). British Journal of Radiology. April 2003. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
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