Lives of the fellows

Arthur John Scott Pinchin

b.5 February 1877 d.7 February 1936
MB BS Lond(1907) MD Lond(1909) MRCS LRCP(1906) MRCP(1914) FRCP(1930)

Arthur Scott Pinchin, the son of Alfred James Pinchin, an oil broker, and Frances (Scott) Pinchin was born in Sutton, Surrey, and educated at Dulwich College and St. Thomas’s Hospital, where he was later house physician to Dr T. D. Acland. In 1912 he entered consulting from general practice, serving on the staff of the West London and City of London Chest Hospitals, and becoming senior physician to the General Hospital at Hampstead, where he was also consultant tuberculosis officer to the borough. Shortly after the First World War he was appointed physician-in-charge of the electro-cardiograph department at Victoria Park, where with H. V. Morlock he started a bronchoscopy unit in 1930.

Pinchin was a man of great ability and sound judgment in the diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases, whose death came just as he was attaining a well-deserved reputation. His well-known integrity and generosity earned him sincere affection far beyond mere admiration.

He married Margaret Johnson, the daughter of a well-known inventor, David Johnson; they had no family.

Richard R Trail

[Brit.med.J., 1936, 1, 391; Lancet, 1936, 1, 399 (p).]

(Volume V, page 334)

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