James Anthony BennettBMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b3103 (Published 03 August 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b3103
- Neil R Bennett
James Anthony Bennett was born in Bristol on 6 October 1937. It was here that he attended school, received his undergraduate medical education, and worked for most of his life, eventually settling in South Gloucestershire, where he had been evacuated during the second world war.
After qualification, he was appointed to hospital posts in Plymouth, Ham Green, and Hayle. After a year in general medicine, he commenced training in anaesthesia in Bristol and Liverpool.
He returned to Bristol as lecturer and in 1972 was appointed senior lecturer and honorary consultant to the United Bristol Hospitals. Subsequently, he spent a year as acting head of the University Department of Anaesthesia. In 1976, he was appointed to an NHS consultant post in the prestigious clinical department at Frenchay Hospital, …