Dr John Roger Jordin Beddard

Personal Details

CRN: 
722626
Family name: 
Beddard
Given name(s): 
John Roger Jordin
Date of birth: 
24/12/1904
Date of death: 
03/04/1978
Place of birth: 
Highley, Bridgenorth, Shropshire
Nationality: 
British
Title: 
Dr
Notes: 

Post-nominals:
FFARCS MRCS LRCP DA

Education and Qualifications

General education: 

Cheltenham

Primary medical qualification(s): 

MRCS LRCP, 1929

Initial Fellowship and type: 

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship: 
1953

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