From a Special Correspondent Dr. M. J. Petty, M.A., M.D., Cambridge, F.R.C.S.(Eng.), Senior Surgeon to the British Hospital, Buenos Aires, according to the Admiralty statement has organised a medical wait and proceeded in a
hospital ship to attend to those wounded in H.M.S. Exeter and H.M.S. Ajax as a result of the recent engagement with the German battleship Graf Spee.
Dr. Petty, who was educated at Prior Park, had a brilliant career at Cambridge and St. Thomas' Hospital, where he took his Fellowship before returning to Buenos Aires, where he now enjoys the reputation of being its outstanding surgeon.
He takes an active interest in every form of Catholic Action in that city. He it was who some years ago founded the Guild of St. Luke, SS. Cosmas and Damian in Buenos Aires, which has now a flourishing branch.
Dr. Petty was also responsible for the first-aid arrangements to cope with the million and a half who daily attended the Eucharistic Congress held in Buenos Aires in 1934.
Dr. Petty is married and has a family of eight children.