Winston James JacksonBMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e1236 (Published 22 February 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e1236
- Wendy A Jackson,
- Susan E. Sanders,
- Peter T Jackson
Winston was born at home in Hollinwood, Oldham, on 6 August 1929, the third child of Timothy and Gertrude. His elder sister, Violet, died of rheumatic fever before he was born. His brother, Thomas, was 10 years older. Both attended Hulme Grammar School for Boys, where they each showed an aptitude for sport and for the sciences. He went on to study maths and the three sciences at higher level and then on to Manchester University to study medicine, although his headmaster needed to intervene as Winston had received his call up papers for National Service. In 1953 he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians.
A fun loving individual, Winston enjoyed playing tricks on others as …