Dr John Roger Jordin Beddard

Dr John Roger Jordin Beddard FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

24/12/1904 - 03/04/1978

Place of birth: Highley, Bridgenorth, Shropshire

Nationality: British

CRN: 722626

Education and qualifications

General education


Primary medical qualification(s)


Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

After house appointments at Bart’s and Horton General Hospital Beddard worked briefly in GP in Linconlshire

Professional interests and activities

A founder member, and early president, of the Society of Anaesthetists of the South-Western Region he used his experience of nerve blocks in the management of chronic and terminal pain. Subsequently he was primarily responsible for the opening of the Nuffield

Other biographical information

A large and gentle man he was known for his kindness to patients. Hobbies included photography, fishing, wine-making, electronics and playing the clarinet. He married Betty Lisa Isabelle May Welham and they had two sons, one of whom (John) also became a consultant anaesthetist.

Author and Sources

Author: Dr Robert Palmer & Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Obituary. BMJ 1978; 1: 1149 | Ancestry.co.uk | Dr John Beddard (son) and Alison Horner (granddaughter) who also supplied the photograph