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Biographical entry Schofield, James Ewart (1901 - 1964)

MRCS and FRCS 8 December 1927; MB ChB Sheffield 1923.

5 February 1901
29 May 1964
General surgeon


Born in Yorkshire on 5 February 1901 the eldest child of Alfred Schofield, he was educated at Woodhouse Grove School, graduated from Sheffield University and then became house surgeon to (Sir) Ernest Finch at Sheffield Infirmary. After resident appointments in London he became surgeon to the GWR Hospital at Swindon and the Victoria Hospital. When he came to Swindon in 1930 there was promise of a new hospital, but he died before the Princess Margaret Hospital was completed.

Schofield married Patricia Luxon, who had been a ward sister at the Victoria Hospital; they lived at Springfield House, Croft Road. He died on 29 May 1964 while attending the annual general meeting of the Swindon Division of the BMA when he had just been installed as chairman. He was survived by his wife, two sons and two daughters.

Schofield was particularly interested in the surgery of the stomach. He had played tennis for his county and was a powerful swimmer.


Post-gastrectomy syndrome, deviation of the afferent loop Brit med J 1953, 2, 598.
Polya gastrectomy with Y anastomosis in treatment of duodenal ulcer. Brit J Surg 1959, 47, 179.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1964, 1, 1712 by JKM].

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