Lives of the fellows

John David Symons Hammond

b.27 January 1926 d.5 January 2016
MB ChB Sheffield(1950) MRCP(1954) MD(1959) MRCGP(1966) FRCP(1979)

John David Symons Hammond was a general practitioner in Sheffield and an honorary lecturer at Sheffield University. He was born in Totley, Derbyshire. His father, David William Hammond, was director of a steel works; his mother was Millicent Harvey Hammond née Body. He was educated at Norwood High School, Totley, and King Edward VII School, Sheffield, and then studied medicine at Sheffield University. He qualified in 1950.

He held house posts in Sheffield and at Hammersmith Hospital, London, and then carried out his National Service in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a medical officer.

In 1954 he returned to Sheffield, as a research fellow in medicine and cardiology on the professorial medical unit at the Royal Hospital. He then held a cardiology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

From 1958 he was a lecturer in medicine at Sheffield University and subsequently an instructor in medicine and a lecturer in general practice. In 1961, he became a partner in a general practice in Sheffield. He retired in 1991.

In his spare time he enjoyed fell walking, music and gardening. As a student, he represented Sheffield University at boxing.

In 1951 he married Margaret Rhinedd Davies-Jones, who was also a general practitioner. They had three sons.

RCP editor

[BMJ 2016 353 2906 – accessed 23 December 2017]

(Volume XII, page web)

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