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Biographical entry Jones, Arthur Norman (1904 - 1993)

MRCS 1926; FRCS 1934; MB ChB Liverpool 1926; DRCOG 1937; MRCGP 1960; FRCGP 1974; LRCP 1926.

14 January 1904
24 April 1993
General surgeon and Medical Officer


Arthur Norman Jones was born on 14 January 1904 in Liverpool, the son of John Lewis Jones, an estate agent, and Catherine Elizabeth, the daughter of a banker. His early education was at the Blundellsands School and Liverpool College, and he went to medical school in Liverpool, graduating MB ChB in 1926 and obtaining the conjoint diploma in the same year. He attended Fellowship courses at the Middlesex and St Bartholomew's Hospital, and gained the FRCS in 1934.

His early hospital appointments included time at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Colney Hatch, and a period as a ship's surgeon for the British India Steamship Company. He became assistant medical officer at Mill Road Infirmary in Liverpool in 1932, and between 1933 and 1940 served in six hospitals of the LCC General Hospital Service, including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, St Luke's Chelsea, Bethnal Green, St Andrew's Bow, and St Pancras, where he was deputy medical superintendent and resident surgeon. He went on to become medical superintendent of West Park Hospital, Macclesfield (county and emergency service patients) between 1940 and 1946, when he moved to become medical superintendent at Whipp's Cross Hospital. His last appointment was as senior hospital medical officer (geriatrics) at Langthorne Hospital, a post he held until retirement in 1969.

He was an active member of the BMA, being honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the Macclesfield and East Cheshire division from 1942 to 1946, honorary Secretary and Treasurer of the South West Essex division from 1952 to 1963, and Chairman of the same division in 1950. He became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1966, a Fellow in 1972 and honorary Secretary of the East London faculty between 1958 and 1974.

In 1938 he married Jean Anderson Drummond Dykes SRN, and they had three sons - Anthony, Edward and Peter, none of whom followed their parents into the medical profession. He died on 24 April 1993, aged 89.

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