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Biographical entry Jonas, Ernest George Gustav (1924 - 2003)

FRCS 1955; MB BS London 1947; MRCOG 1957; FRCOG 1971.

Berlin, Germany
1 December 2003
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


George Jonas was a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Hillingdon Hospital. He was born in Berlin in 1924, and qualified from the Middlesex Hospital in 1947. After National Service and training posts in London and Liverpool, he was appointed to Hillingdon in 1964.

He played an important part in developing women’s services and setting up training schemes for students and junior doctors with London teaching hospitals. His interests included the study of foetal growth retardation, and he developed a cervical screening programme. He was a pioneer in the computerisation of clinical obstetric records. He examined for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

He retired to Herefordshire, where, despite failing health, he continued to pursue many interests, including painting, pottery and bridge. He died from cardiac failure on 1 December 2003, leaving a wife, Gill, two daughters and four grandchildren.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 2004 328 291, with portrait.].

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