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Biographical entry Monypenny, Edwin Richard (1917 - 1994)

MRCS and FRCS 1956; FRCR; MB ChB Sheffield 1942.

20 July 1994


Edwin (Ted) Monypenny was born in Sheffield in 1917, educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield, and qualified from Sheffield University in 1942. He was trained as a radiotherapist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, where he worked as a registrar, and in the Northern Ireland radiotherapy unit in Belfast. He gained the FRCS in 1956. After working in the radiotherapy unit at Sheffield Royal Infirmary he was appointed radiotherapist in administrative charge of the unit at the North Staffordshire radiotherapy unit in Stoke-on-Trent. He worked there from 1965 until his retirement from practice in 1982.

He served on the council of the Royal College of Radiologists from 1979 to 1982, and was President of the Section of Oncology of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1980 and of the Section of Radiotherapy in 1981.

After retirement he took an active part as a member of the board of directors of St Giles Hospice, Lichfield, to which he was appointed medical adviser. On becoming its President, he devoted many hours of his time to the development of the hospice and its work.

In 1942, Monypenny married Isabelle Guthrie Little, a consultant anaesthetist (FFARCS 1953) and their son Ian, born in 1950, is also a Fellow of the College and a consultant in general surgery, with an interest in oncology.

Edwin Monypenny died on 20 July 1994, aged 77.

Sources used to compile this entry: [BMJ 1995 310 55].

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