Lives of the fellows

Charles Edward Quin

b.26 February 1915 d.8 November 2003
MRCS LRCP(1939) MB BS Lond(1939) MD(1947) MRCP(1947) FRCP(1972)

Charles Edward Quin was a consultant rheumatologist in Brighton and Lewes, Sussex. He was born in London, the son of Charles Edward Quin, a clergyman in the Church of England. His mother was Charlotte Maxwell née Chalmers, the daughter of a photographer. He was educated at Christ’s Hospital School and then at Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1939.

He was a house physician to Sir Gordon Holmes [Munk’s Roll, Vol.V, p.195], and to Edward Charles Warner [Munk’s Roll, Vol.VI, p.450] at Charing Cross Hospital. He was then a house physician in the Emergency Medical Service at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital under R A Hicking [Munk’s Roll, Vol.VIII, p.221].

From 1940 to 1946 he served in the RAMC. He was a regimental medical officer, then a deputy assistant director of medical services (DADMS) for the 47th division and a medical specialist in East Africa Command.

Following demobilisation, he was a medical registrar at the Royal Waterloo Hospital and then at St Thomas’. From 1949 to 1952 he was a senior medical registrar at the Arthur Stanley Institute at Middlesex Hospital. He was then an assistant in the department of rheumatology, Middlesex Hospital, for three years. In 1956 he was appointed as a consultant in rheumatology and physical medicine for Brighton and Lewes hospitals. He wrote papers on rheumatology, including on rheumatoid arthritis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulder.

Outside medicine, he was interested in botany, gardening and photography. In 1940 he married Annette Barbara Blake Carn, the daughter of a solicitor. They had one daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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