Lives of the fellows

Eric Matheson Chase Dunlop

b.14 August 1923 d.2 June 2000
MRCS LRCP(1945) MB BS Lond(1945) MD(1947) MRCP(1949) FRCP(1969)

Eric Matheson Chase Dunlop was a former consultant venereologist at the Royal London Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was born in Patagonia, in Argentina, where his father was a sheep farmer. He was educated at Malvern College and then went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School.

After house officer posts at St Bartholomew's and at the London Hospital, he was appointed as a consultant venereologist to the Chelmsford County Hospital. In 1952 he was awarded a fellowship to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. From 1956 he was a consultant venereologist at the London Hospital. He was subsequently appointed a senior physician and research physician to Moorfields Eye Hospital and the Institute of Ophthalmology.

He served as honorary secretary and later president of the Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases, and was assistant editor of the British Journal of Venereal Diseases. He helped to set up the postgraduate course in sexually transmitted diseases and the diploma in venereology (now the diploma in genito-urinary medicine).

He married Monica Warren in 1945 and they had a son and a daughter. At the time of his election to the Fellowship of the College he listed painting, rifle shooting, music and chess as his interests.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J.,2000,321,1293]

(Volume XI, page 173)

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