b.16 March 1916 d.31 December 1986
MRCS LRCP(1939) MB BS Lond(1940) MD(1946) MRCP(1947) FRCP(1970)
Francis Edwin Joules was born at Woodseaves, near Stafford, where his father, Richard Edgar Joules, was in business. His mother Emily Annie, née Hyatt, was the daughter of William Hyatt, a gentleman of independent means. His brother Horace was also a physician and a Fellow of the College [Munk’s Roll, Vol.VII, p.307].
He studied medicine at the Middlesex Hospital medical college, where he graduated with honours in pathology, midwifery and gynaecology. The second world war coincided with his graduation and, after a brief house post at the EMS Central Middlesex Hospital, he joined the RAFVR and served from 1940-46.
On demobilization he became chief assistant in medicine at the Harefield Hospital in 1947, and subsequently consultant physician at the Peppard Chest Hospital in 1950. In 1953 he was appointed physician-superintendent and consultant physician to Milford Chest Hospital and held this post until his retirement.
He married Marian, daughter of Percy Dawson Dutnell, a Lloyds underwriter, in 1947, and they had four children, two sons and two daughters. Horticulture was his chief recreation and he took a great interest in growing orchids.
Sir Gordon Wolstenholme
(Volume VIII, page 250)
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