Dr Victor Abraham Goldman

Personal Details

Dr Victor Abraham Goldman FFARCS FDSRCS MRCS LRCP DA

06/10/1903 to 06/11/1993

Place of birth: Edgebaston, Birmingham

Nationality: British

CRN: 502117

Education and qualifications

General education

Northdown College, Tunbridge Wells (1913-16), then King Edward School, Birmingham (1916-22); Birmingham University Medical School (1922-27)

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1936

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Initially a GP in Hall Green, Birmingham (1928-34); 1929, clinical assistant, Birmingham & Midland Hospital for Nervous Diseases, and divisional surgeon, St John’s Ambulance Brigade; 1931, clinical assistant, Birmingham & Midland Skin Hospital; 1933-34, clinical assistant in ENT, General Hospital, Birmingham; 1935, anaesthetic registrar, Royal Free & Eastman Hospitals, London; 1937, anaesthetist, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Stratford, London; 1938, honorary anaesthetist, Sutton & Cheam Hospital, and assistant anaesthetist, London Jewish Hospital; 1940, Major in RAMC at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, and honorary anaesthetist, Battersea General Hospital; 1947-71 Anaesthetist in charge, Eastman Dental Hospital.

Professional interests and activities

1930, member, Birmingham Medical Institution and Midland Medical Society; 1947, member, American Association of Anaesthetists, and fellow of the International College of Anaesthetists; member of Council and then vice-president, Medical & Legal Society; consultant in dental anaesthesia, Royal Navy; 1980, honorary member, AAGBI; 1981, honorary member, ADA. Produced multiple inventions: vinesthene inhaler, and improved laryngoscope (both 1936); Goldman nosepiece (1939); infant dental chair (1954); Goldman vaporiser (1959, modified1962); improved mouth prop (1964); naso-pharyngeal airway (1968). Made multiple films on dental anaesthesia at Eastman Hospital, and awarded FDSRCS by election in 1974. Travelled and lectured widely: USA & Canada (1960); Sweden & Finland (1961); Australia & Far East (1964); Brazil & Paraguay (1964); Far East (1966); South Africa (1967).

Other biographical information

Member of Savage Club. Loved opera and classical music. Married first Josephine Phyllis Joseph, and second Freda Pettel, but no children identified.

Author and Sources

Author: Dr David Wilkinson

Sources and any other comments: Currently, the author is working on a fuller biography of Dr Goldman. The refrence will be added here after publication