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Biographical entry Redding, John Magnus (1889 - 1930)

MRCS 25 July 1912; FRCS 11 June 1914; LRCP 1912.

19 July 1889
18 March 1930


Born 19 July 1889 the eldest son and second child of John Howard Douglas Redding, MOH for the Huntingdon Urban District Council, who practised at Ramsey, Huntingdonshire, and Edith Mary Kelly, his wife. J M Redding was educated at Beaumont College, Old Windsor, 1903-07, and then began his medical education at Charing Cross Hospital. Here he was house surgeon and casualty officer, subsequently becoming house surgeon and clinical assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. At the Chelsea Hospital for Women he was registrar during the years 1914 and 1915. He received a commission as temporary lieutenant, RAMC on 3 January 1916, and was promoted captain on 3 January 1917. He served in the line in France until October 1917, when he was operated upon at a casualty clearing station for a perforated duodenal ulcer. He was invalided home, and early in 1918 was attached to the Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot. He then acted as clinical assistant in the x-ray and electrical department at Charing Cross Hospital, and in 1920 was appointed senior surgical radiologist at Guy's Hospital. He married in 1915 Florence Jones, and died in Guy's Hospital on 18 March 1930. Redding's career was spoilt by the sequelae of the perforated duodenal ulcer, for he was in constant pain which he bore bravely.

X-ray diagnosis, a manual. London, 1926.
Aids to electro-therapeutics. London, 1929.
X-ray diagnosis, in Choyce's System of surgery, 3rd edition, 1932,1, 601.
X-ray diagnosis of gastric ulcer, Proc Roy Soc Med 1921-22, 15, Medicine section, p. 8.
Edited W I Bruce's A system of radiography, 2nd edition, London, 1924.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Guy's Hosp Gaz 1930, 44, 134; information given by his sister, Miss E M Redding, MRCS, LRCP].

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