Lives of the fellows

Lilian Frances Jones

b.22 May 1925 d.10 October 1998
MB ChB Birm(1949) MRCP(1953) FRCP(1974)

Lilian Frances Jones was a consultant paediatrician in Swindon and north Wiltshire. She was born in Leicestershire, the daughter of Alice and Harry Salisbury Jones, a master miller. She was educated at Loughborough Girls High School and then Birmingham, where she studied medicine.

She was a paediatric registrar and then a senior registrar at Birmingham Children's Hospital. In 1963 she was appointed as a consultant paediatrician in Swindon.

For some years she worked single-handedly, but later enlisted the help of consultants from Bristol and Oxford. She eventually trained a few GPs who helped in the clinics. She was a major influence in the development of the Princess Margaret Hospital, which opened in 1964. There is now a flourishing department there staffed by five consultants.

Outside medicine her interests were walking, gardening and tennis. She died a few months after surgery for abdominal cancer.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J., 1998,317,1529]

(Volume XI, page 304)

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