Lives of the fellows

Charles Bryan Freeman

b.31 July 1942 d.29 December 2013
BA Oxon(1963) BM BCh(1966) MRCP(1970) DM(1977) FRCP(1999)

Charles Bryan Freeman was a principal in a general practice in Leeds. He was born in Leeds, the son of Jack Freeman, a doctor, and Sybil Clare Freeman. He was a first cousin once removed of Joe Angel [Munk’s Roll, Vol.XII, web], who also became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Freeman was educated at Leeds Grammar School and then went on to St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and St George’s Hospital Medical School. He qualified MB BCh in 1966.

He was a house surgeon at St George’s and then a house physician at Whittington Hospital. He held senior house officer posts at St George’s and at University College Hospital, London. From 1970 to 1971 he was a trainee assistant general practitioner. He returned to hospital practice in 1971 as a senior house officer at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester.

From 1971 to 1973 he held a G D Searle grant in the department of medical genetics at St Mary’s, Manchester. He was then an honorary senior registrar and clinical lecturer with a Medical Research Council grant, also in the department of medical genetics. He subsequently went to the United States for two years, as a visiting associate in the pediatric oncology branch of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

He returned to the UK in 1978. He became a principal at Chapeloak General Practice, Leeds, and was also a clinical assistant in the paediatric oncology department at Seacroft and St James’s hospitals, Leeds.

In 1967 he married Jochewet, a teacher. They had a son, Raphaël, and three daughters.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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