Lives of the fellows

Jack Colover

b.5 September 1913 d.27 October 2002
MRCS LRCP(1937) MB BS Lond(1939) MD(1947) MRCP(1946) FRCP(1972)

Jack Colover was a consultant neurologist for the South East Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board. He was born in London, the son of Abraham Colover, a furniture manufacturer, and Mary née Leftcovitch, the daughter of a tailor. He was educated at the Central Foundation School, in the East End, and then went on to study medicine at University College Hospital, qualifying in 1937. He held house posts at Croydon General Hospital, before joining the RAF Medical Service in 1940. He became a squadron leader and was mentioned in despatches.

Following demobilisation, he became an assistant registrar at the National Hospital, London, later becoming a registrar in the department of pathology. Between 1959 and 1964 he was a clinical assistant in the department of neurology at the Middlesex Hospital. In 1961 he was appointed as a consultant neurologist for the South Eastern Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board, taking in the Brook Hospital, the Greenwich group, the Seamen’s group, Medway and Gravesend, Dartford, Stonehouse and Darenth Park hospitals. He wrote papers on encephalomyelitis, multiple sclerosis and persistent vegetative state.

In 1952 he married Sarina Frances Politi, the daughter of a confectionary manufacturer. They had two children. At the time of his election to the fellowship of the RCP he listed music, horology, gardening and fishing among his interests.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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