Lives of the fellows

Henry Wallace-Jones

b.1 August 1888 d.8 October 1958
BSc Liverp(1910) MSc Liverp(1911) MB ChB Liverp(1913) MD DChO Liverp(1914) MRCS LRCP(1912) MRCP(1921) FRCP(1930)

‡ Henry Wallace-Jones, the son of Dr Henry Jones and his wife, Mary Roby, was born in Liverpool and educated at its University College. He abandoned his intention of becoming an ophthalmologist when he lost the sight of one eye as the result of an accident while playing tennis. He had first held house posts at Liverpool Royal Infirmary until 1914 when he joined the R.A.M.C, and served as pathologist to the Liverpool Merchants Hospital in France with the rank of captain.

In 1919 he was elected to the staff of the Liverpool Royal Infirmary, and remained a general physician with a special interest in cardiology, becoming the chief of the Hospital’s department and of that at the Children’s Hospital, and consultant to the Waterloo and the Maternity Hospitals. In these posts he was able to apply his interests to the development of the mechanics of the electrocardiograph and the fiuoroscope. On retirement he went to Cape Town and into private practice.

Although always genial to the staff and to his colleagues, and apparently easy-going, he was a man of strong convictions, but essentially modest, content with his family life to the exclusion of outside social activities, and with his hobbies of photography, shooting and fishing.

In 1922 he married Dorothy, the only daughter of Richard Hughes, a Liverpool ship-owner. They had three sons.

Richard R Trail

‡ Changed his name from from Jones by Deed Poll, 14 July 1943.

[Brit.med.J., 1958, 2, 1045, 1110; Lancet, 1958, 2, 911.]

(Volume V, page 433)

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