Lives of the fellows

Joseph John Perkins

b.1863 d.13 September 1928
BA Vict(1885) MB BCh Cantab(1891) MRCS FRCP(1902)

J. J. Perkins was educated at Owens College, Manchester, where he took first-class honours in classics in 1885, and Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he graduated in natural sciences, again with first-class honours, in 1888. He was a medical student at St. Thomas’s Hospital, graduating as M.B, B.Ch, in 1891, and held junior appointments there and at the Brompton Hospital and the South-Western Fever Hospital. For a short period he was pathologist and assistant physician to the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. But his main appointments were at St. Thomas’s and the Brompton Hospitals; he was elected to their staffs in 1898 and 1900 respectively and retired from both with the title of consulting physician. He lectured at St. Thomas’s on pharmacology and therapeutics and on medicine. Not only as a consultant on diseases of the chest but as a general physician, "J. J." — as he was affectionately called — acquired a considerable practice. Persistent ill health held him aloof from country pursuits and games, but he was interested in church architecture, brasses and stained glass. To his friends he was known as a witty conversationalist but to others he showed a detached reserve. He was a bachelor.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1928; B.M.J., 1928]

(Volume IV, page 440)

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