Lives of the fellows

William John Casey Parker

b.20 November 1934 d.20 January 2008
MB BS Lond(1959) MRCS LRCP(1959) DObst RCOG(1962) MRCP(1969) FRCP(1984)

William John Casey Parker was a consultant physician in geriatric medicine at Kidderminster General Hospital. He was born in London, the son of Alexander John Vernon Parker, a business executive. Educated at Mill Hill School, he went on to study medicine at London University and St Mary's Hospital.

In 1959 he qualified and proceeded to do house jobs at St Mary's and at the Royal West Sussex Hospital in Chichester. From 1963 to 1968 he served as a major in the RAMC and was posted to the British Military Hospital in Iserlohn as a medical specialist. The following year he returned to St Mary's as a senior medical registrar.

Moving to Australia in 1970, he was appointed a consultant physician at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth and stayed there for a year. While he was there, he published a paper on 'Multiple cranial nerve involvement due to herpes zoster' (Med j Aust, 1971, 2, 1179-80). On returning to the UK, he went to work as a consultant physician in geriatric medicine at Kidderminster Hospital and remained in post until he retired in 1994.

Outside of medicine, his favourite activities were playing golf and painting in oils.

In 1961 he married Gillian née Humphrey, the daughter of John Henry, an engineer. They had two sons and two daughters. When he retired they moved to Bewdley in Worcestershire, where he died 14 years later, survived by his wife and family.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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