Lives of the fellows

Michael Ingram Bostock

b.2 August 1922 d.28 November 2015
BM BCh Oxon(1945) MRCP(1949) FRACP(1965) FRCP(1973)

Michael Ingram Bostock was a consultant physician in Hastings, New Zealand. He was born in London, the son of John Southey Bostock, a colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and Olivia Emslie Bostock née Horniman. He was educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and Rugby, and studied medicine at New College, Oxford and the London Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1945.

He was a house physician at the London Hospital and then served as a regimental medical officer with the 12th Royal Lancers from 1946 to 1948.

Following his demobilisation, he was a junior registrar back at the London Hospital. From 1950 to 1951 he was a fellow in cardiology at Vancouver General Hospital, British Columbia, Canada. He was then a junior assistant resident at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, USA. He subsequently became a visiting physician at Hastings Memorial Hospital, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. He was a member of the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Outside medicine he enjoyed sailing, skiing, fishing, tennis, squash and golf. He was a former president of the Hastings Tree Planting Society.

In 1952 he married Elizabeth Joan Mackinlay, the daughter of an importer. They had three children: Sarah Ruth, Barbara Harriet and John Murray. After his wife’s death in 1980, he married Anne in 1990. Bostock died in Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand.

RCP editor

[ Michael Ingram Bostock (1922-2015) – accessed 12 December 2017]

(Volume XII, page web)

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