Dr Alison Rutter Kerridge

Personal Details

Dr Alison Rutter Kerridge FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

31/08/1902 to 11/08/1964

Place of birth: Champion Hill, East Dulwich, London

Nationality: British

CRN: 715375

Previous/other family name: Married name Thomas, but did not use it professionally


Education and qualifications

General education

Sydenham High School, London; London School of Medicine for Women (later the Royal Free)

Primary medical qualification(s)

MRCS 1927, LRCP 1928

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1935

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After qualifying she was house surgeon at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Folkestone and then house officer in anaesthetics at the Westminster and Mount Vernon (Northwood) Hospitals. By 1935 she was anaesthetist at the Bollingbroke and Prince of Wales General (Tottenham) Hospitals, Eastman Dental Clinic (at the Royal Free) and the Plastic Surgery Unit at Hammersmith Hospital. She continued at the first two hospitals, but by 1940 the others had been replaced by apppointments at Queen’s Hospital for Children in Hackney and with Bethnal Green Borough Council. In 1942 she is recorded as a temporary Assistant County Medical Officer in Devon, an appointment presumably connected with her husband’s service in the Royal Navy. By 1945 she was back in London, with her primary appointment being to the EMS at West Middlesex Hospital, but also working at her previous hospitals. After the EMS ended she was based at St Andrew’s Hospital, Dollis Hill, but continued at a range of others others up until the time of her death.

Professional interests and activities

No information although she was in the very first group to pass the DA.

Other biographical information

Married Dr Arthur Robinson Thomas, MA MBBCh DMRE, in 1934. They had a daughter in 1939, but were divorced subsequently.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments:
Medical Directory | Ancestry.co.uk | London Metropolitan (Royal Free) Archive | Mrs Susan Mercer (daughter)