Leicester Oral History Archive Collection
Speaker: Johnson, Brian, 1916 - , Interviewee, Male, Anaesthetist
Speaker: Hyde, C, Interviewer, Male
Summary of interview item: Outlines family background, wanting to do medical course at school. Describes family doctors, treatments. Outlines progress from Guy's Hospital, to Orpington Hospital, to Leicester General Hospital (LGH) as anaesthetist. Talks about surgeons Beattie, TM D'Offay who had superb surgical technique. Mentions 'Boils' anaesthetic machine still being in use. Recalls long hours. Mentions new operating theatres being built. Talks about administration, skill of Jenny Jones. Mentions matrons no longer wearing uniforms being a bad thing, Christmas dances. Talks about being chairman of staff at LGH and Leicester Royal Infirmary, being on area health authority, being involved with start of Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering (LOROS).
Place of birth: Putney, London
Education: Wimbledon College
Marital Status: Married, Children:
Father's Occupation: Engineer
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Recording Date: 4/1/1989
Playing time: 56 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: EMOHA
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