Dr Jean Mary Horton


28/10/1924 to 21/10/2021

Place of birth: Weymouth, Dorset

Nationality: British

CRN: 504683

Education and qualifications

General education

Queenswood School 1934-1943 (Head Girl); University College London (Pre clinical); West London Hospital Medical School (Clinical) 1945-1948

Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS Fellow by Examination 

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

MBBS(Lond) 1949; DA(Eng) 1953; MA (Cambridge) 1977; Fellow Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (FHKCA) 1992;  Fellow Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (FHKAM Anaesthesiology) 1993

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

House Surgeon, West London Hospital, September 1948-March 1949

House Physician, Leicester General Hospital, June 1949-April 1950

Casualty Officer, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, April 1950- October 1950

Resident Anaesthetist (House Officer), Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, October 1950-October 1951

Resident Anaesthetist (Senior House Officer), Plastic and Jaw Injuries Unit, Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead, November 1951-November 1952

Resident Anaesthetist (Senior House Officer), The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, November 1952-1953

Anaesthetic Registrar, The London Hospital, March 1954-Feb 1956 

Assistant Anaesthetist (Senior Hospital Medical Officer), Burns, Plastic and Jaw Injuries Unit, Welsh Regional Hospital Board at St Lawrence Hospital, Chepstow, and the Chest Unit, Mount Pleasant Hospital, Chepstow, February 1956-December 1958    

Senior Anaesthetic Registrar, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, December 1958-April 1960

Consultant Anaesthetist, Department of Surgical Neurology, Royal Infirmary and Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Hon Clinical Teacher, Edinburgh University, April 1960-August 1970

Visiting Senior Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia, Lagos University, Nigeria, September 1968-November 1969

Consultant Anaesthetist, with responsibility for anaesthetic services to the Department of Neurological Surgery; Associate Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, Cambridge University, August 1970-September 1983

Senior  Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Consultant Anaesthetist, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong, September 1983-November 1989

Fellow, Chung Chi College, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1989

Emeritus Consultant Anaesthetist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge 1989-2015


Professional interests and activities

Fellow RCoA and member of RCoA Senior Fellows Club

Royal Society of Medicine, Fellow since 1951, Member Section of Anaesthetics, Council Member 1977-1980, Member Retired Fellows Society RSM

AAGBI, Hon Member 1996, Hon Secretary 1980-1982, Vice President 1985-1987

BMA member

History of Anaesthesia Society member, President 1998-2000

Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists, Foundation Fellow

Neurosurgical Anaesthetists' Travelling Club (NATC) which became Neuroanaesthesia Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NASGBI)


Other biographical information

History of Anaesthesia and History of Medicine

Learning languages: Cantonese, French, Spanish (A level in 2004) and continued with conversation classes; computer literacy. 

Queenswood School and Old Queenswoodians' Association (OQA) (Chairman OQA 1990-1995)

Family history and genealogy; Certificate in Scottish Family History Studies (CSFH) from University of Stirling 1997


Author and sources

Author: Dr Jean Mary Horton

Sources: Heads for Medicine Vol 1 Autobiography Vol 2 Collected Papers 1960-2012. Vol 3. Family History

Photo by kind permission of Caroline Worth, cousin of Jean Horton