Lives of the fellows

Raymond Greenwood

b.28 December 1917 d.10 January 1996
MB ChB Manch(1942) MRCS LRCP(1943) MRCP(1949) DPhysMed(1960) FRCP(1973)

Raymond Greenwood was a consultant in physical medicine at the Bromley group of hospitals. He was born in Glossop, Derbyshire, the son of John Greenwood, a quarry owner, and Clara (née Booth), the daughter of a farmer. He was educated at Glossop Grammar School and, deciding on a career in medicine, went on to Manchester University Medical School. After qualifying he was appointed as a house surgeon for a year at Stockport Infirmary, before joining the RAMC. Between 1943 and 1946 he served in India, working as a medical officer and subsequently as a commanding officer at various military hospitals, including Chindwara and Dalhousie.

In 1947 he was a medical registrar at Manchester Royal Infirmary. From 1951 he worked as a senior medical registrar at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, and, from 1955, as a senior medical registrar at King’s College Hospital, London. From 1961 to 1965 he was a consultant in physical medicine to the Brentwood and West Ham group of hospitals. In 1965 he was appointed as a consultant in physical medicine to the Bromley group of hospitals.

He also served as the president of the south east metropolitan branch of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and also as chairman of the Bromley medical staff committee.

Outside his professional life he maintained interests in ocean racing and skiing. He married Jennifer Anne Gordon in 1964 and they had one son and two daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume X, page 178)

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