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Biographical entry Parkinson, John Porter (1863 - 1929)

MRCS 10 May 1888; FRCS 11 December 1890; LRCP 1888; MRCP 1895; FRCP 1923; MB London 1888; MD 1889.

26 July 1863
Bury, Lancashire
11 July 1929


Born at Bury in Lancashire on 26 July 1863 and educated at Shrewsbury School, which he entered in Michaelmas Term 1877 and left in 1881. He then proceeded to University College Hospital, London, where he filled the posts of house surgeon and obstetric assistant. He obtained the number of marks qualifying for the gold medal at the London University MD examination in 1889, and in the following year was appointed house physician at University College Hospital. He settled afterwards in London and became clinical assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and physician to out-patients at the North East London Hospital for Children, serving for a time as medical registrar at Westminster Hospital. He was also physician to the North London Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest. He was appointed physician to the Temperance Hospital on 23 October 1899 and retired with the rank of consulting physician in March 1926. He married in 1897 Gisella Elizabeth, daughter of Signor Pezze, who survived him with one daughter. He retired to Eastbourne some months before his death, which occurred on 11 July 1929.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Personal knowledge].

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