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Biographical entry Jamison, Reginald (1878 - 1942)

MRCS 10 October 1907; FRCS 12 December 1907; MA BM BCh Oxford 1905.

8 September 1878
St Helens, Lancashire
4 January 1942
Cape Town, South Africa
General surgeon


Born at St Helens, Lancashire, on 8 September 1878 the only son and second of the three children of Arthur Andrew Jamison, MD, MRCP, afterwards of 18 Lowndes Street, Belgrave Square, London (for whom see Med-chic Trans 1901, 84, p cxxii) and Isabella, his wife, daughter of the Rev Henry Green, of Knutsford. Reginald Jamison was educated at St Paul's School and at Trinity College, Oxford. He took second-class honours in physiology in 1901 and after receiving his medical training at St Bartholomew's Hospital he served there as house surgeon to Harrison Cripps, as clinical assistant in the outpatients department for diseases of women, and as interne midwifery assistant. He collaborated in writing a Guide to the obstetric and gynaecological specimens in the hospital museum. During the war he was gazetted captain, RAMC on 14 May 1918, and promoted acting lieutenant-colonel on 28 July 1919. He served as consulting surgeon with the North Russian Expeditionary Force in 1919, and was mentioned in dispatches. Jamison married on 9 April 1908 Eanswythe Elstrith Heyworth; they had four sons. He died on 4 January 1942, aged 63, at Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa, where he had settled in 1921.

A Guide to the study of the specimens in the sections of obstetrics and gynaecology, Museum of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, with Herbert Williamson, MRCP London, 1909.
Two cases of traumatic aneurysm of the common carotid [in soldiers wounded in the North Russian campaign]. Brit med J 1919, 2, 489.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1942,1, 131; information given by his sister, Miss Catherine Jamison].

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