Eric Sherwood-Jones

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 22 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1230
  1. Eric Sherwood-Jones

Eric Sherwood-Jones was a pioneer of intensive care in the UK. He also made important contributions to clinical science. Despite this specialisation he insisted that he was one of the last general physicians. He was the fourth son of Albert Jones, DSO, MC, MD, DPH, and Ann Ivey Cooke. The family settled in the industrial town of Widnes and were committed to public health and industrial medicine. After qualifying, Eric Sherwood-Jones worked for the brilliant diagnostician and teacher Professor Henry Cohen (later Lord Cohen of Birkenhead), an experience that set him on a career as a physician. After gaining MRCP 18 months after qualification, Sherwood-Jones extended his training by studying experimental medicine at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. His …

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