TitleCollection of John Parkinson
DescriptionSir John Parkinson was born in Thornton-le-Fylde, Lancashire on 10 February 1885 and was an English cardiologist remembered for describing Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Parkinson was educated at University College London, and studied medicine at the University of Freiburg and the London Hospital, qualifying in 1907. He received his MD in 1910, and worked as an assistant to Sir James Mackenzie at the London Hospital.

During the First World War he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, commanding a military cardiology centre in Rouen. After the war he returned to the London Hospital, becoming consultant and head of the cardiology department. He was also consultant to the National Heart Hospital, and was a civilian cardiologist for the Royal Air Force from 1931 to 1956. He was knighted by King George VI in 1948. The first European Congress of Cardiology opened on 10 September 1952 under the chairmanship of Sir John Parkinson. He died in 1976.
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Contents: Letters from Sir James Mackenzie, 1915-1916
Date23 Dec 1915-13 Jan 1916
Extent2 items
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