Lives of the fellows

John Douglas Stride

b.2 April 1915 d.? January 1997
MRCS LRCP(1939) MRCP(1953) FRCP(1978)

John Douglas Stride was a Naval doctor and then a consultant in geriatric medicine to Christchurch Hospital in Dorset and St Leonard’s Hospital, Ringwood, in Hampshire. He was born in Portsmouth where his father, Frederick Stride, was a merchant. He attended Portsmouth Grammar School and then went on to the Middlesex Hospital Medical School.

He was appointed as a house physician at Weymouth and District Hospitals, before joining the Royal Navy in 1940 on a RNVR commission as surgeon-lieutenant and medical specialist. In 1946 he returned to civilian life, working as a house physician and registrar at Southlands Hospital, Sussex, until 1950.

In 1951 he rejoined the Royal Navy and for the next twenty years worked at various naval hospitals. He left the service with the rank of surgeon commander and senior specialist in medicine.

In 1971 he was appointed consultant physician in geriatric medicine to Christchurch Hospital in Dorset and to St Leonards Hospital, Ringwood, in Hampshire.

Away from his professional life he enjoyed cricket. He also went beagling and was a member of the New Forest Beagles. He liked music. He was a committee member of the Bournemouth branch of the Parkinson’s Disease Society.

He married Molly Doreen Dobson, the daughter of a newspaper editor, in 1943. They had a daughter and one son, a member of the College. He lived long enough to see his grandson follow family tradition and become a medical student at Guy’s.

RCP editor

(Volume X, page 476)

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