b.19 August 1924 d.20 December 2000
MB BS Lond(1947) MRCS LRCP(1947) MRCP(1951) FRCP(1975)
John Douglas Stevens was a consultant physician at Rotherham and in Mexborough, Yorkshire. He was born in Sheffield and educated in London. At the London Hospital he won no less than five of the school prizes.
After qualifying he did house jobs at the London before spending two years with the Army in Egypt. When he returned he continued with junior appointments in and around London and became a senior medical registrar at Broomfield, St Bartholomew's and Southend.
In 1961 he was appointed consultant in chest diseases and general medicine at Mexborough in Yorkshire. At that time he was much concerned with the treatment and control of tuberculosis but as the disease declined he was able to broaden his activities. From 1965 onwards he also had a major commitment to Rotherham General Hospital. He had no academic pretensions but devoted his time and energies to running a good and efficient clinical service for that part of the country.
He retired to Suffolk and then served on medical appeal tribunals in London, Cambridge and Norwich until the statutory retiring age. He met his wife Anna when she was a nurse at the now defunct Metropolitan Hospital in East London. They had two sons, one a university lecturer and the other a solicitor.
(Volume XI, page 545)
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