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Biographical entry Jones, Geoffrey Blundell (1915 - 2004)

MRCS 1938; FRCS 1943; MB BS London 1938; LRCP 1938; FRCS Edin 1942.

10 June 1915
Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
13 November 2004
Orthopaedic surgeon


Blundell Jones was a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Exeter. He was born on 10 June 1915, in Blackpool, Lancashire, the eldest son of William Jones, the principal of a technical college, and Elizabeth Blundell. He was educated at Arnold School, Blackpool, and University College Hospital London, where he won an exhibition in 1933. After qualifying in 1938 he was a house surgeon at University College Hospital and house surgeon and RSO at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. Between 1941 and 1946 he was an orthopaedic specialist in the RAMC, attaining the rank of Major.

After demobilisation he was appointed consultant orthopaedic surgeon to the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Hospital Exeter, the Exeter Clinical Area and Dame Hannah Rogers School for Spastics, Ivybridge. He was a Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association and served on its executive and other committees. For many years he was a member of the British Standards Institution Committee for Surgical Implants, eventually becoming chairman, and also served on the International Standards Organisation for Surgical Implants. He was author and co-author of several contributions to the orthopaedic literature and was an early exponent of total knee replacement.

His hobbies included sailing, shooting and fishing. He died on 13 November 2004, leaving his wife Avis (née Dyer), a son and two daughters, one of whom is a doctor.

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