Lives of the fellows

Alan Margeston Harris

b.3 May 1931 d.23 June 2005
BSc Lond(1955) MB BS(1957) MRCS LRCP(1957) MRCP(1960) MD(1965) FRCP(1976)

Alan Margeston Harris was a consultant cardiologist at Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster hospitals, London. He was born in London, the son of Henry Sidney Harris, an Army officer. He was educated at Whitgift School, Croydon, and then studied medicine at King’s College, London, and St George’s Hospital. He gained a first class BSc honours degree and the university gold medal for medicine when he qualified in 1957.

He held house physician and house surgeon posts at St George’s Hospital, and was a medical registrar, first on the professorial unit of Queen Elizabeth Hospital and then at St George’s. From 1965 to 1972, he was a senior registrar and senior lecturer in cardiology at St George’s Hospital. He was then appointed as a cardiologist at Charing Cross Hospital and as an honorary consultant physician at the National Heart Hospital.

In 1963 he married Fleur Therese Frost, the daughter of a manufacturer. They had four daughters – Sara, Helen, Marie-Clare and Julia. At the time of his election to the fellowship of the RCP he listed photography, gardening and shooting as his interests. He died from a leak from a graft to repair an aortic aneurysm.

RCP editor

[Brit.med.J.,2006 332 367]

(Volume XII, page web)

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