Anthony Michael JelliffeBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a151 (Published 29 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1255
- Chris Jelliffe
Anthony Michael Jelliffe, known to friends and family alike as Tony, was born on 29 July 1923 in Malta, the second of three sons, to Dorothy and Reginald (known to all as “Jelly”). Their father realised the vital importance of good education and so, despite the severe financial restrictions of an Admiralty stores officer’s wages, all three boys were educated at the Merchant Taylors School and then went on to complete their medical training at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London.
Tony qualified in 1945, and wryly described the challenge of revising for medical exams while sitting on the hospital roof armed with a stirrup pump to extinguish incendiary bombs during the Blitz. He passed the MRCP examination a year …