Lives of the fellows

George Francis Swann

b.3 September 1917 d.7 July 1995
MRCS LRCP( 942) MB BS Lond(1946) MRCP(1948) DMRD(1951) FRCP(1974)

George Francis ‘Peter’ Swann was a consultant radiologist at Westminster Hospital, London. He was born in London where his father, Harold Matthew Swann, was a dentist. He was educated at Beaumont College and then went on to study medicine at Guy’s.

After qualifying he completed junior hospital appointments at Guy’s. In 1943 he joined the Navy, working for three years as a surgeon-lieutenant. After demobilization in 1946 he returned to Guy’s, latterly as a radiological trainee. In 1951 he was a radiological registrar at the University College Hospital and then a senior registrar at King’s and later the National Hospital in Queen Square. In 1957 he was appointed as a consultant radiologist at Westminster Hospital and subsequently at the West End Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, the Cavendish Medical Centre and the Florence Nightingale Hospital in Lisson Grove.

He had many interests. In his early days he played rugby and was in the first fifteen of Guy’s Hospital Rugby Club. He later maintained interests in natural history, gardening, food and wine. He married his wife Mair Christine in 1942 and they had three daughters and two sons. He died of a stroke while fishing in the Orkneys.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 1995,311,944]

(Volume X, page 481)

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