b.21 June 1887 d.17 November 1961
BA Cantab(1920) MB ChB Cantab(1913) MD Cantab(1919) MRCS LRCP(1911) MRCP(1914) FRCP(1927)
Thomas Shore was the son of Thomas Shore, O.B.E., M.D., dean of the Medical College of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital from 1908 to 1930, and Mary Elizabeth, the daughter of Dr Edwin Sargent, of Polyphant, Cornwall. His younger brother, Lewis, was professor of anatomy at Hong Kong University.
He went from Dulwich College to St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he graduated with first class honours in the natural sciences tripos, and in 1920 entered St. Bartholomew’s. Here in 1913 he was awarded the Lawrence research medal and in the following year became assistant pathologist. After two years in the pathology department at Etaples while serving with the R.A.M.C., he was appointed museum curator at his parent hospital, physician to the Metropolitan Hospital, and assistant physician to the Queen’s Hospital for Children, Hackney. From 1930 until his retirement in 1952 he was physician to the South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital, where for many years he was chairman of the Medical Staff Committee. During the Second World War he served on the Central Medical War Committee and on the Central Consultants Medical War Committee, and was an active member of many B.M.A, committees.
He was a shy, retiring man, with a good sense of humour and great personal courage.
In 1925 he married Viola Edith Hoare, the daughter of a cloth merchant. They had one daughter.
Richard R Trail
[Brit.med.J., 1961, 2, 1502-03, 1790.]
(Volume V, page 375)
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