Obituaries

John Warren Jordan

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7478.1348-a (Published 02 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:1348

Former consultant chest physician Pontefract, Castleford, Selby, and Goole (b Treharris, Glamorgan, 1913; q St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1946; MD, FRCP), died on 19 August 2004 following cardiac failure.


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On leaving school Warren Jordan worked in a bank. As a conscientious objector he was directed, when the second world war began, to work as a hospital porter, and he found the atmosphere inspirational. He entered medical school in 1942. After gaining the MD and FRCP, Warren returned to South Wales, becoming an assistant chest physician. In 1953 he became a consultant chest physician, based at Pontefract, but with wide responsibilities in East and South Yorkshire. He practised hypnotherapy with success in the treatment of asthma and of tobacco addiction and other anxiety based disorders. As a Baptist Christian, he lived out his profound religious faith. He leaves a wife, Patricia; three children; and four grandchildren.

[David Charley]

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