Lives of the fellows

Peter Marsden Inman

b.7 November 1912 d.26 June 2006
MB ChB Sheffield(1936) MRCP(1943) MD(1944) FRCP(1970)

Peter Marsden Inman was a consultant dermatologist in Sunderland and Hartlepool. He was born in Sheffield, the son of Samuel Marsden Inman, a cutlery manufacturer, and Ethel Violet Inman. His mother was a widow when she married his father, and had been Ethel Violet Fisher (her maiden name was Leapman). Peter Inman was educated at Westbourne preparatory school and then at King Edward VII Grammar School. He studied medicine at Sheffield University, qualifying in 1936.

Between 1936 and 1939 he held house posts at Sheffield Royal Infirmary, at the General Hospital, Sheffield, and at Preston Royal Infirmary.

At the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserves as a surgeon lieutenant, serving until November 1941, when he was invalided with broncho-pulmonary disease. He spent the next 12 months convalescing.

From 1943 to 1947 he was a clinical assistant in the department of dermatology at Leeds General Infirmary. In June 1947 he was appointed as a consultant dermatologist to the Sunderland hospitals group and, from 1952, he was also a consultant to the Hartlepool group.

He wrote papers on a range of dermatological topics, including psoriasis, dermatitis, rosacea and favus of the scalp.

Outside medicine, he was a member of Wearside and Seaton golf clubs, and was a keen tennis player (representing Sheffield University in 1935).

In 1940 he married Jane Baines, the daughter of a clothing manufacturer. They had one son.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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