Lives of the fellows

Esther Eleanor Simpson

b.28 May 1919 d.17 July 1999
MB BS Lond(1943) MRCP(1946) DCH(1948) DPH(1958) FRCP(1970) FFCM(1974)

Esther Eleanor Simpson was formerly deputy medical officer for health for Islington, London, and senior principal medical officer at the Department of Education and Science. She was born in York, the daughter of Archibald Forbes Simpson, an assayer, and Elsie née Livingstone, the daughter of a boot and shoe manufacturer. She was educated at Kendal High School, and then went on to study medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, London.

She was a house physician at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children in 1943, and a year later became a resident medical officer at Hampstead General Hospital. From 1944 to 1945 she was a resident medical officer at King George V Sanatorium. In 1948 she was appointed as an assistant medical officer at the London County Council, a post she held until 1961. From 1961 to 1967 she was a medical adviser at the Department of Education and Science, and was subsequently appointed as a senior medical officer and then, in 1969, a principal medical officer. She later moved to work for Islington.

Outside medicine she was interested in music and natural history. She remained unmarried. She died following an accident.

RCP editor

(Volume XI, page 522)

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