Lives of the fellows

John Fraser Percy Quinton

b.9 September 1916 d.30 December 1998
MRCS LRCP(1941) MB BChir Cantab(1942) DCH(1948) MRCP(1948) FRCP(1970)

John Fraser Percy Quinton was a consultant paediatrician in East Anglia. He was born in Ipswich, where his father was a dental surgeon, and educated at Uppingham and then at Cambridge University. During the Second World War he served in the RAMC in India.

Following demobilization he was a house physician at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children and then a registrar at East Suffolk and Ipswich Hospital. In 1948, with the advent of the NHS, he was appointed as a consultant to the Jenny Lind Hospital in Norwich, the first dedicated children's specialist in the area. Here he built up a neonatal unit, medical ward and other paediatric services. When the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital was rebuilt one ward was named Quinton in his honour.

At the time of his election to the Fellowship of the College he listed golf, gardening and wine among his interests. He married his wife Audrey in 1941. They had two daughters and two sons, one of whom is a doctor.

He died from a pulmonary embolism following prolonged heart disease.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 318,1999,878]

(Volume XI, page 465)

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