Lives of the fellows

George Hudson

b.10 August 1924 d.26 October 2006
MSc MB ChB Manch(1949) MD Bristol(1959) DSc Bristol(1966) MRCPath(1970) FRCPath(1975) MRCP(1984) FRCP(1988)

George Hudson was professor of experimental haematology at the University of Sheffield. He was born in Edenfield, Lancashire, the son of George Hudson, a blacksmith, and Edith Hannah Hudson. He was educated at Edenfield Church of England School and Bury Grammar School, and went on to study medicine at Manchester.

He qualified in 1949 and was a house officer at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Between 1950 and 1951 he was a demonstrator in anatomy at Bristol University. He then carried out his National Service (from 1951 to 1953), as a junior specialist in the RAMC, and then returned to Bristol. He was a lecturer and subsequently a reader. From 1959 to 1960 he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Minnesota.

In 1968 he moved to Sheffield, as a clinical lecturer in haematology and an honorary consultant haematologist. In 1975 he became professor of experimental haematology. From 1968 to 1983 he was also administrative dean and then, in 1984, he was appointed as postgraduate dean.

He wrote papers on, among other topics, marrow volume in the foetus and newborn, eosinophil leucocytes, and marrow macrophages.

Outside medicine he was interested in badminton, gardening and music. He was a lay reader of the Church of England from 1953.

In 1955 he married Mary Patricia Hibbert, a nurse. They had one daughter, Elisabeth.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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