Lives of the fellows

Anthony John Lane

b.6 February 1926 d.11 June 2014
MB BChir Cantab(1949) MRCP Edin(1963) MRCP(1963) FRCP Edin(1972) FRCP(1973) FFCM(1974)

Anthony John Lane was a regional medical officer for the North West Regional Health Board. He was born in Birmingham, the son of John Gill Lane, a Methodist minister, and Marian Lane née Brumfield, the daughter of a farmer. He was educated at Northcliffe House School, Bognor Regis, and then St Christopher School, Letchworth, and went on to study medicine at Cambridge University and University College Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1949.

He was a house officer at the Seamen’s Hospital, Tilbury and Greenwich, and then held registrar posts at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, St James’ Hospital, Balham, and Western Hospital, Fulham.

He then became a medical officer for the Methodist Missionary Society, Church of South India, in Dichpali, India.

On his return to the UK, he was appointed as a principal assistant senior medical officer for Leeds Regional Hospital Board. He later became a deputy senior administrative medical officer for the South West Metropolitan Regional Hospital Board and then a senior administrative medical officer for the Manchester Regional Hospital Board.

Outside medicine he enjoyed classical music, and was interested in archaeology and futurism. In 1948, he married Hannah Holecek, the daughter of a minister in the Evangelical Church of Czech Brethren. They had three children.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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