Lives of the fellows

Geoffrey Oldroyd Storey

b.1 December 1916 d.8 June 2011
BA Cantab(1938) MB BChir(1942) MD(1956) MRCP(1948) DPhysMed(1953) FRCP(1971)

Geoffrey Oldroyd Storey was a consultant in physical medicine and rheumatology in Hackney and East London. Born in Marple, Cheshire, he was the son of Lawrence, a GP, and his wife Muriel née Oldroyd, whose father, Arthur, was a company director. After attending Oatlands Primary School in Harrogate and Shrewsbury School, he studied medicine at Cambridge University and the London Hospital.

He qualified in 1942 and did house jobs at the London before enlisting in the RAMC. With the rank of captain, he served for two years in North Africa and Italy.

On demobilisation he returned to the London as a registrar in the cardiac department from 1948 to 1951, and following that post he became registrar and senior registrar in the department of physical medicine and rheumatology. In 1953 he was appointed consultant in physical medicine and rheumatology to the Hackney and East London group of hospitals. He wrote papers on various topics ranging from heart disease to bone necrosis.

A great supporter of the arts, he supported the National Art Collection Fund. Also keen on sports, he was a member of the MCC.

In 1945 he married Dorothy Whitaker née Mason whose father was a farmer. They had one son and two daughters. He was survived by his children including a daughter whose married name was Mrs J S Viney.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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