Dr Ernest Freeman Johnson

Personal Details

Dr Ernest Freeman Johnson MBBS FFARCS LMSSA DA

01/06/1901 to 31/05/1994 

Place of birth: Merton, Wimbledon, London

Nationality: British

CRN: 558943

Education and qualifications

General education

Kings College School, Wimbledon, London; St George’s Hospital Medical School with an entrance exhibition, and winning the Brodie & Francis Laking Prizes

Primary medical qualification(s)

LMSSA, 1923

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

MBBS, London, 1925; DA(RCP&S), 1935

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Was sequentially (1926-8) casualty officer, house surgeon, house physician & resident anaesthetist at St George’s. For the next two years his address was c/o a bank in Jersey with no appointments recorded, but by 1931 he was anaesthetist to St George’s, Golden Sq ENT, and Miller (Greenwich) Hospitals. From 1933 his only affiliation was as anaesthetist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, but he was also at St George’s again in 1936, joining its honorary staff in 1938. He served in the RAMC during WW2 (rising to the rank of Major), returning to his civilian appointments after the war, but adding the Royal Masonic Hospital. He retired in his early 70s.

Professional interests and activities

His only publication was on spinal anaesthesia.

Other biographical information

No information other than that he left an estate valued at £876,322.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Medical Directory | Ancestry.co.uk| Archives of Kings College School and St George’s Hospital Medical School