Lives of the fellows

Michael Harington

b.23 September 1924 d. April 2011
MB BChir Cantab(1947) MRCP(1953) FRCP(1975)

Michael Harington was a consultant physician at St Charles Hospital, London. He was the son of Sir Charles Robert Harington and his wife, Jesse McCririe née Craig, who was the daughter of the Reverend James Craig. Sir Charles was professor of chemical pathology at the University of London and later director of the National Institute of Medical Research.

He studied medicine at Trinity College, Cambridge and University College Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1947. After house jobs at University College Hospital, he became senior medical registrar and tutor at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. For a time he was a research fellow in the USA, at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. On his return, he was appointed a consultant physician in vascular disorders to St Thomas’ Hospital medical ophthalmology unit. He then became a consultant physician and clinical tutor at St Charles Hospital.

The author of several scientific papers on hypertension and its effects, particularly with regard to the eyes, he also edited Hypotensive drugs. Proceedings of a symposium on hypotensive drugs and the control of vascular tone in hypertension, held in London on April 5th and 6th 1956 at the Wellcome Foundation (London; New York, Pergamon Press, 1956).

In 1958 he married Marta née Rosenfeld and they had two children a son, Robert Michael, and a daughter, Amanda. When he died Marta survived him.

RCP editor

[ – accessed 7 August 2015]

(Volume XII, page web)

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