Lives of the fellows

Edward Johnstone Jenkins

b.1855 d.30 August 1940
BM Oxon(1882) MA DM MD Sydney MRCS LSA FRCP(1904)

E. J. Jenkins, second son of Dr. Richard Lewis Jenkins, was born and sent to school in New South Wales, but came to England for his professional education. He entered Trinity College, Oxford, in 1874 and took his degree in natural science in 1878. He attended St. Bartholomew’s Hospital for his clinical training and graduated as B.M. in 1882. He served in house appointments in St. Bartholomew’s before returning to Sydney in 1883. There he obtained, first, junior appointments at Prince Alfred Hospital, and then election to the honorary staffs of the Sydney Hospital and the Sick Children’s Hospital, which both made him consulting physician on his retirement. Jenkins was also tutor of clinical medicine and examiner in the University. He was a fine bedside instructor but inclined to be too easy-going with opponents and laggards. His interests outside medicine were wide and embraced the classics, natural history and field sports.

G H Brown

[Medical Journal of Australia, 19 Oct. 1940; Al.Oxon., ii, 747]

(Volume IV, page 462)

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