Lives of the fellows

Michael Honey

b.1 September 1923 d.2014?
BA Cantab(1945) MB BChir(1948) MRCP(1952) FRCP(1971)

Michael Honey was a consultant cardiologist at Brompton and the London Chest hospitals. He was born in London, the son of William Bowyer Honey, keeper in the department of ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Winifred Nellie Honey née Rich. He was educated at Gayhurst School, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, and then Merchant Taylors’ School, and went on to Cambridge University and University College Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1948.

He was a house physician and house surgeon at University College Hospital (UCH), and then carried out his National Service in the RAMC from 1949 to 1951. He returned to civilian life as a medical registrar at UCH and subsequently at Brompton Hospital. From 1957 to 1958 he was a research fellow in the cardiac department at UCH, and from 1958 to 1959 at Guy’s Hospital. He was then a senior medical registrar in the cardiology department at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

From 1964 he was a consultant cardiologist at Brompton and the London Chest hospitals, and a senior lecturer at the Institute of Diseases of the Chest.

He wrote papers on cardiology and pulmonary embolism, and was an associate editor of the British Heart Journal.

Outside medicine he was interested in natural history.

In 1964 he married Joyce Barnett, the daughter of a builder. They had one son and one daughter. His second wife was Caroline Honey.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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