Lives of the fellows

Michael Christopher Joseph

b.7 August 1920 d.15 November 2010
MRCS LRCP(1945) BA MB BChir Cantab(1945) MRCP(1950) DCH(1950) MD(1957) FRCP(1969)

Michael Christopher Joseph was a children’s physician at Guy’s and Brompton hospitals and director of the paediatric department at the Institute of Diseases of the Chest, London. He was born in London. His father, Godfrey Arthur Joseph, was a printer and paper merchant. His mother, Priscilla Olive Joseph née Marcus, was the daughter of a stockbroker. Joseph was educated at Harrow and Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1945.

During the Second World War he was in a Home Guard commando unit. He served in the medical branch of the Royal Air Force from 1946 to 1948.

Prior to his consultant appointments, he was a registrar in the neonatal unit, Manchester, then a senior registrar in the department of paediatrics at Guy’s Hospital and subsequently an assistant to the director, Guy’s Hospital Medical School. He then became a research fellow in cardiology at Harvard Medical School.

Outside medicine, he enjoyed photography, squash, tennis and judo. He was captain of St Mary’s Hospital squash team.

In 1958 he married Pamela Ann Weeden. They had a son and a daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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