Lives of the fellows

Richard Howard Ronald Hartley

b.1 September 1914 d.23 March 2002
MRCS LRCP(1939) MRCP(1945) FRCP(1969)

Richard Howard Ronald Hartley was a consultant cardiologist in south east London. He was born in London at the beginning of the First World War, where his father was a civil engineer.

Hartley was educated at Malvern public school and then went on to St Thomas's to study medicine. He qualified in 1939.

His first house officer post was at St Thomas's. He served in the RAMC from March 1940 to December 1941, until he was invalided out of the service.

He returned to civilian life, working first as a house physician and then as a registrar at Miller General Hospital. He was appointed as a clinical assistant at the cardiac department of the London Hospital and at the National Heart Hospital in 1943.

In 1947 he became a consultant physician at Miller General Hospital. He was also appointed to a consultant post at the Dreadnought Hospital for Seamen. In 1948 he took up the position of cardio-thoracic consultant to the south east metropolitan area.

He wrote papers on rheumatic heart disease and on blood pressure during pregnancy.

He married Sheilah Charmian Conquest in 1959. They had one daughter. At the time of his election to the Fellowship of the College he listed collecting paintings, theatre and European history as his interests.

RCP editor

(Volume XI, page 251)

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