b.31 December 1932 d.10 December 2008
MB BS Lond(1957) MRCP(1964) FRCP(1978)
Robert Sidney Winwood was a consultant physician at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. He was born in London, the son of Robert Winwood, a cabinetmaker, and was educated at Poole Grammar School. He then studied medicine at the London Hospital Medical School on a Price scholarship, qualifying in 1957.
After house posts, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps on a four-year short service commission. He was posted to London (Millbank) and Singapore, became a junior specialist in medicine and was awarded three prize medals.
After leaving the Army, he was appointed as a medical registrar at Mile End Hospital, London, and then at Prince of Wales Hospital, also in London. He then trained in cardiology, becoming a registrar at Brompton Hospital from 1966 to 1968. He was a senior registrar at Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, and then at Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge.
In September 1971 he was appointed as a consultant in medicine and cardiology at Whipps Cross Hospital and, from October 1971, as an honorary associate cardiologist at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.
He was a clinical tutor from 1979 to 1986 and served on a regional subcommittee for cardiology. He wrote Essentials of clinical diagnosis in cardiology (London, Edward Arnold, 1981) and updated and revised several textbooks for nurses.
At the time of his election to the fellowship of the RCP in 1978 he listed music, photography, reading, gardening and walking as his interests.
In 1954 he married June Margaret Sansom, the daughter of a tiler. They had three children and five grandchildren.
[BMJ 2009 338 263]
(Volume XII, page web)
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