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John Warburton Thompson
  1. Jacqueline Filshie
  1. Correspondence to Dr Jacqueline Filshie, Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton, Surrey, UK; Jacqueline.filshie{at}

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MB BS PhD FRCP, 1924–2012

It is with a very great personal sense of loss and deep sadness among all in BMAS who knew John that we learned of his death aged 88 on 27 November 2012.

John was a highly respected senior and Honorary member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society (BMAS) who had been an active contributor to the main committee, as well as serving on the research and accreditation committees and lecturing to scientific meetings. He made an enormous contribution to the society over many years. Embedded Image

Born on 7 November 1924 in East London at Guy's Hospital, he decided at the early age of seven that he wanted to study medicine. He was a choral scholar at the City of London School and studied medicine at The London Hospital, gaining honours in surgery, forensic medicine and public health. He retained a forensic, scientific approach to each area of clinical and academic work that he pursued as a …

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