Lives of the fellows

Daphne Harrington Line

b.17 April 1926 d.11 April 2007
MB BS Sydney(1950) DCH(1953) MRCP Edin(1963) MRCP(1964) FRCP Edin(1982) FRCP(1990)

Daphne Harrington Line was a consultant physician to the East Berkshire Health Authority. She was born in Sydney, Australia, the daughter of Edward Harrington Line, a company director, and Ethel May Line née Thomas, a zoologist. She was educated at Methodist Ladies College, Burwood, New South Wales, and then studied medicine at Sydney University. She qualified MB BS in 1950.

She held junior posts at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney, and then went to the UK. She held posts at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Brighton, Hackney Hospital and the Children’s Hospital, Hackney Road. She was also a senior house officer at Whittington Hospital. From 1964 to 1969 she was a registrar at Hammersmith Hospital, London, and at St Charles Hospital from 1970 to 1972. She was then appointed to her consultant post in east Berkshire.

She was a medical adviser to the National Asthma Campaign in east Berkshire, and secretary to the Chiltern Chest Club.

She wrote papers on cancer of the bronchus, the effects of chemotherapy on iron, folate and vitamin B12 metabolism in tuberculosis, serum streptomycin levels and dizziness and gastric plasmacytoma.

Outside medicine she enjoyed gardening and travel. She was unmarried

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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