John Reginald TrounceBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39336.593738.BE (Published 20 September 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:619
- James Trounce
John Trounce qualified from Guy's Hospital in 1943 with honours in medicine and pathology and obtained the MRCP in the following year. He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1944 to 1947. During this time he showed effortless capacity to get on with people by, as an Englishman, becoming regimental medical officer in the Welsh Regiment, and he was mentioned in despatches. The reason for the latter remains uncertain and characteristically was never discussed.
On return to civilian life he worked successively at Guy's, the Brompton, and the National Heart Hospitals. He took on dual responsibilities in the departments of medicine and pharmacology in the medical school, and this important contribution was recognised by the school when he became the first reader in therapeutics in the University of London in 1958. In 1964 he became the first professor of clinical …