Lives of the fellows

Harvest Olufemi Fadahunsi

b.23 November 1930 d.1 November 2008
MB ChB St And(1957) DCH(1962) MRCP(1970) FMCPaed Nigeria(1975) FWACP(1976) FRCP(1985)

Harvest Olufemi Fadahunsi was an associate professor of paediatrics at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He was born in Ilesa, Nigeria, the son of Sir Odelaye Fadahunsi, a businessman and politician, and Lady Abigail Olayemi Fadahunsi. He was educated at the Grammar School, Ilesa, and then studied medicine at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He qualified MB ChB in 1957.

From 1958 to 1962 he was a medical officer in the Federal Medical Service, Nigeria. He subsequently became a paediatric registrar in the University Teaching Hospital, Lagos.

He then went once more to the UK for further training. From July to December 1967 he was a neonatal senior house officer at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion in Edinburgh. From 1968 to 1970 he was a senior paediatric resident at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, Middlesex.

In 1970 he returned to Nigeria. He was a senior paediatric registrar at the University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, and from 1971 a lecturer and consultant in paediatrics. From 1981 he was an associate professor of paediatrics at the College of Medicine, University of Lagos. He wrote papers on rubella syndrome, rheumatic fever and rheumatic disease, congenital heart disease and staphylococcal sepsis in Nigerian children.

Outside medicine he was interested in photography, tennis and golf.

He was married twice, and had three sons and four daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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