Lives of the fellows

Charles Richard Harrison Murray

b.17 December 1942 d.27 September 2012
BSc Lond(1963) MB BS(1966) MRCP(1971) FRCP(1990)

Charles Richard Harrison Murray was a consultant physician at Noble’s Hospital, Isle of Man. Born in Belfast, he was the son of Richard Stanley Murray, a consultant radiologist and his wife, Marjori Lucy. Educated at Sevenoaks School in Kent, he studied medicine at London University and the London Hospital. After qualifying in 1966, he did house jobs at the London and then moved to the Whittington Hospital in 1968 to spend six months in the department of neurosurgery. He then returned to the London for two years as a junior lecturer in the professorial medical unit.

In February 1972 he joined the staff of St Bartholomew’s Hospital gastroenterology department as a research registrar and stayed there for a further two years until he moved to Hampshire as a senior registrar at Southampton and Winchester hospitals. In 1979 he was appointed a consultant physician at Noble’s Hospital on the Isle of Man. During his time there, he was involved in a study of the incidence and epidemiology of sarcoidosis on the Isle of Man, and jointly published two papers on the subject in the journal Thorax. He retired in 2009 and in 2013 a plaque was unveiled in his memory in the renal unit at Nobles Hospital, which he had been instrumental in founding, to commemorate his 30 years of work in general medicine and haemodialysis. He was a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology.

Outside medicine he enjoyed photography and listening to classical music.

He married Elizabeth Clare (‘Clare’) and they had four children. Clare died in December 2001 after sustaining head injuries in an accident, and when he died of cancer, he was survived by their children, John, Clare, Helen and Paul (a physician) and grandchildren, Joshua, Ben, Erin and Thomas.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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