Lives of the fellows

George Monckton

b.9 February 1920 d.22 March 2014
MB BS Lond(1944) MRCS LRCP(1944) MD(1948) MRCP(1948) FRCPC(1957) FRCP(1968)

George Monckton was head of the department of neurology at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He was born in Herne Bay, Kent, the son of Philip Marmaduke Monckton, a gentleman, and Lydia Jane Monckton née Turner. He was educated at Sutton Valence School, and went on to study medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1944.

He held house physician posts at St Bartholomew’s and Park Prewett hospitals, and then joined the RAMC in September 1945. He served in the India Command and was demobilised in November 1947.

He became a supernumerary medical officer at the National Temperance Hospital, London, and then, in 1951, became a senior medical registrar and later a resident medical officer at the Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases.

In 1957 he emigrated to Canada, where he was an associate professor of medicine (neurology) at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He later became a professor and head of the department. In 1966 he was president of the Canadian Neurological Society, and a year later was chairman of the second Canadian Congress of Neurological Sciences. A lectureship at the University of Alberta has been established in his honour.

At the time of his election to the fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 1968 he listed fishing, music and skiing as his interests.

In 1951 he married Jean Alice Jenkins, the daughter of a barrister. They had three children, Elizabeth, Stephen and Simon.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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