Lives of the fellows

Ronald Stewart Savidge

b.1 November 1915 d.23 August 2003
MB BS Lond(1939) MRCS LRCP(1939) MRCP(1948) MD(1952) FRCP(1969)

Ronald Stewart Savidge was a consultant physician at Bury and Rossendale hospitals. He was born in Sandiacre, Derbyshire, the son of Ebenezer Savidge, the managing director of a furnishing company. His mother, Florence née Whittle, was the daughter of a cabinet maker. He was educated at Nottingham High School and then went on to St Bartholomew’s Medical School.

Following his qualification in 1939, he was a senior midwifery assistant at Bart’s. In 1940, he joined the RAMC as a graded physician, serving until 1946. He was demobilised with the rank of captain.

From 1946 to 1950, he was a resident medical officer at Park Hospital, Davyhulme, where he gained his MRCP. From 1950 to 1954, he was a senior registrar at Manchester Royal Infirmary. In 1954, he was appointed as a consultant physician to the Bury and Rossendale area.

He wrote papers on, among other topics, bronchial asthma, diabetic coma and myocardial infarction. He was active in his local branch of the British Medical Association and, from 1964, also served as a magistrate.

In 1945 he married Rital Muriel née Lewis, the daughter of John Henry Taylor Lewis, a master mariner. They had three daughters. At the time of his election to the fellowship of the College in 1969 he listed his interests as horticulture, walking and family.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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