Eric Boxall Jackson

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:101
  1. Reginald Britt,
  2. Anthony James

    After holding junior posts in London, Eric Jackson was appointed to the staff of the newly established Hillingdon County Hospital. In 1938, in expectation of war and numerous air raid casualties, huts were hurriedly built in the hospital grounds. When the casualties failed to materialise, these were put to use as general wards and clinics, and it was mainly in them that Eric Jackson worked until his retirement in 1972. Needed at Hillingdon during the war years, he did a period of national service in the army after war had ended. Jackson was a general physician with some special interest in neurology. He was an attentive, shrewd, and kindly doctor, much liked by patients and colleagues. Imperturbable and even-tempered, none of his colleagues ever exchanged an unkindly word with him, and he was greatly respected by all the staff: despite his great age, his funeral was well attended. For many years he shared a bungalow and lovely garden with a surgical colleague, Gordon Duncan, who predeceased him. His interests in gardening, sailing, and cooking served him through into a contented retirement, and he remained remarkably active until his short final illness. He was unmarried.


    • Former consultant physician Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge (b 1908; q University College Hospital 1930; MD, FRCP), d 8 November 2006.

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