Lives of the fellows

June Pope Arnold

b.9 February 1924 d.13 March 2015
MB ChB Liverp(1948) MD(1953) DCH(1953) MRCP(1960) MRCPI(1960) FRCP(1976)

June Pope Arnold was a consultant geriatrician at Glan Clwyd Hospital, north Wales. She was born in Rhyl, in Wales, the daughter of Cyril Arnold, an accountant. She was educated at Rhyl County School, where she was head girl. She studied medicine at Liverpool University, qualifying MB ChB in 1948.

She was a house physician and a house surgeon for Liverpool United Hospitals, and then a house physician at Chase Farm Hospital, Enfield, from 1949 to 1950. She was subsequently a medical registrar in Wrexham and in Rhyl. In 1959 she became a senior registrar in geriatric medicine at the Whittington Hospital, London.

She was then appointed as a consultant geriatrician at Glan Clwyd Hospital. She developed the first respite care service in Wales with day unit facilities and contact with physiotherapy and social services. She was awarded a medal by the British Geriatrics Society.

After her retirement in 1987, she travelled extensively, from India to South America, Antarctica and the Norwegian coast. She was unmarried.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2016 352 477 – accessed 27 March 2017]

(Volume XII, page web)

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