Lives of the fellows

Terence Stanley Rodgers

b.1 June 1905 d.1998
MRCS LRCP(1929) MB BS(1931) MRCP(1932) MD Lond(1933) DCH(1935) DPH(1936) FRCP(1970)

Terence Stanley Rodgers was a paediatrician in Canterbury and East Kent. He was born in London. His father, Rivers Thomas Rodgers, qualified as a doctor and served in India; his mother, Elizabeth Idee Rodgers née Brinkworth, was the daughter of a civil servant. His younger brother Harold William Rodgers became professor of surgery at Queen’s University Belfast. Rodgers was educated at King’s College School, Wimbledon, and then went on to study medicine at Westminster Hospital Medical School. He qualified with the conjoint examination in 1929 and with the MB BS degree in 1931.

He was a casualty officer, house physician, house surgeon, paediatric registrar and Wander scholar at Westminster Hospital. He was a house physician at Great Ormond Street and a house physician at the London Chest Hospital. From 1933 to 1936 he was a registrar and first assistant in the children’s department, London Hospital.

He was appointed as a consultant paediatrician to Liverpool Corporation, a post he held until July 1948. He was a consultant paediatrician to the Liverpool Regional Board until September 1950. He then became a consultant to the South-East Metropolitan Region Hospital Board.

During the Second World War he was recruited as a specialist research officer in charge of research into problems of fitness among sub-standard recruits. His findings were published as An enquiry into the physical fitness of sub-standard recruits and the effects of training on them (report to the War Office in 1945. He also wrote papers on lead poisoning in children, scabies, tonsillectomy, vitamin K as a treatment for haemorrhagic disease of the newborn, and pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

Outside medicine he was interested in music, the visual arts, walking and travel

In 1947 he married Margaret Vernon Busby, the daughter of a manager. They had two sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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