Lives of the fellows

Elizabeth Caroline Dunn

b.19 September 1932 d.?
MRCS LRCP(1957) MB BS Lond(1957) DObst(1958) MRCP(1976) FRCP(1988)

Caroline Dunn was a consultant in rheumatology and rehabilitation at the Prince of Wales, St Ann’s and North Middlesex hospitals, London. She was born in London, the daughter of Richard Austen Finn, a solicitor, and Ruth Caroline Finn, a medical practitioner. Her maternal grandfather, uncle and mother’s cousin were all doctors. She was educated at Stamford High School and Sherborne School for Girls, and went on to study medicine at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. She qualified in 1957.

She was a resident obstetric officer at St Mary’s from December 1957 to June 1958. After a career break, she became a half-time registrar in rheumatology and then general medicine at St Mary’s (from September 1972). In April 1976, she was appointed as a whole-time registrar in rheumatology at Middlesex Hospital, becoming a senior registrar in the same department in April 1977.

In April 1979, she was appointed as a consultant in rheumatology and rehabilitation at the Prince of Wales and St Ann’s hospitals in Tottenham and the North Middlesex Hospital, Enfield. She was director of the Prince of Wales’ school of physiotherapy from 1979 to 1986, and an examiner for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy from 1980 to 1984.

She wrote papers on scintigraphy in the early diagnosis of sacroiliitis, palindromic rheumatism, and systemic lupus erythematosus and right laryngeal nerve palsy.

Outside medicine she enjoyed music, particularly opera and singing in choirs, cookery, drawing and sketching, and learning languages. She was a member of the Christian Medical Fellowship and a governor of St Paul’s Church of England Primary School in Hampstead from 1961 to 1972 and 1977 to 1987.

In 1961, she married Brian Spencer Dunn, a chartered accountant. They had a daughter and two sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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