Lives of the fellows

John Owen

b.1871 d.23 January 1929
TD MB Liverp(1897) MD Lond DPH Cantab LSA FRCP(1923)

John Owen was educated at Beaumaris Grammar School and University College, Bangor, and studied medicine at University College, Liverpool, graduating as M.B. in 1897. Having held house appointments at the Shaftesbury House Asylum, Formby, and the Royal Southern Hospital, Liverpool, he started to practise at Blaenau-Festiniog in North Wales, but on the outbreak of war in 1899 became a civil surgeon and served first in the Portsmouth Military Hospital and then with the South African Field Force. He returned to England to renew his studies at Guy’s Hospital and at the same time to act as resident medical officer to the St. Pancras Dispensary. He finally settled in Liverpool where he belonged to the honorary staffs of the Northern, Stanley and Consumption Hospitals for a few years. But his chief appointment was to the Royal Infirmary, where he was full physician at the time of his death. He also acted as consultant to other local hospitals and lectured on clinicial medicine at the University. In the 1914-1918 War he served with the 34th General Hospital in India and Mesopotamia. Owen was unmarried.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1929; B.M.J., 1929]

(Volume IV, page 587)

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