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Biographical entry Jackson, Charles Eric Sweeting (1888 - 1954)

MRCS 27 July 1911; FRCS 12 June 1913; LRCP 1911; MB BS London 1912; JP.

23 July 1954
General surgeon


Born in 1888 the son of Charles Jackson LRCP Ed of King's Lynn, he was educated at Haileybury and at St Mary's Hospital. After qualification he held house appointments at St Mary's Hospital and Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Carshalton.

In the war of 1914-18 he served in France with the RAMC and after the war joined his father in practice in King's Lynn as a surgical partner working at the West Norfolk and King's Lynn Hospital. He decided to become a consultant, and was able to change the status of the hospital from that of a cottage hospital to a specialist hospital by his efforts in obtaining up-to-date equipment and the creation of new out-patient and medical blocks. In addition, he was also responsible for the opening of a private nursing home at Gayton Hill and operated in the Swaffham Cottage Hospital. In 1938 he was compelled to retire owing to ill health, but in 1939 he returned and took over a country practice at Gadney Hill.

He served as chairman of the West Norfolk division of the BMA, was president of the Norfolk Board, served on a medical board in Cambridge, and was for many years a borough magistrate. An impressive, forthright personality, he was much beloved. He retired after the war to Thetford, Norfolk, and died on 23 July 1954, survived by his widow and son.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1954, 2, 365 appreciations by JL and ROJ].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England