Lives of the fellows

John Pugh Bingle

b.15 November 1926 d.21 June 2015
BA Oxon(1947) MB BCh(1950) DObst(1952) MRCP(1955) DM(1964) FRCP(1974)

John Pugh Bingle was a consultant physician at York District General Hospital. He was born in Birmingham. His father, Stanley George Bingle, was a wood and metal pattern maker; his mother was Florence May Bingle née Roberts, the daughter of a gardener. Bingle was educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and then went on to St John’s College, Oxford, and University College Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1950.

He held house posts at University College Hospital and then, from 1952 to 1954, carried out his National Service as officer in charge of the families’ hospital at Abyad in the Suez Canal Zone.

He returned to the UK, where he was a resident medical officer at Leeds General Infirmary. From 1956 to 1958 he was a registrar at University College Hospital, and then a senior medical registrar there in 1959.

From 1959 to 1961 he was a senior medical registrar on the medical unit of Leeds General Infirmary. He was then a medical tutor at the University of Leeds for two years prior to his appointment as a consultant physician in York.

He was particularly interested in postgraduate education and diabetes. He was a member of the education committee of the British Diabetic Association, and chairman of the medical advisory committee and secretary of the medical and scientific section.

Outside medicine he enjoyed photography and music.

In 1954 he married Edwina Mary Abbott. They had four children – Ros, Ian, Judi and David.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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