Lives of the fellows

Charles Montagu Handfield-Jones

b.12 May 1855 d.2 July 1920
MB Lond(1883) MD MRCS FRCP(1900)

Montagu Handfield-Jones, elder son of Charles Handfield-Jones, F.R.S, F.R.C.P, physician to St. Mary’s Hospital, was educated, like his father, at Rugby. At St. Mary’s he had a distinguished career as a student, and, after qualifying in 1879 and graduating as M.B. four years later, was attached to the staff of the Hospital as physician-accoucheur for outpatients and joint lecturer on midwifery. He became obstetric physician in due course and received consulting rank on his retirement. He also belonged to the staffs of the British Lying-In Hospital and the Paddington Dispensary, and was for a short time assistant physician to the Chelsea Hospital for Women. He was the author of an article in Allbutt and Playfair’s System of Gynaecology (1896), and examined for Cambridge, London and Victoria Universities. Handfield-Jones believed strongly that medical students should be taught to think for themselves and that in this way alone would the standards of his profession be maintained. He married Maud Kathleen Dawson.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1920; B.M.J., 1920]

(Volume IV, page 421)

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