John Henry Marks

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John Henry Marks (born 30 May 1925, London), was the Chairman of the British Medical Association from 1984 to 1990. His six year term is unique - at the time he was leading the Association and the profession in a campaign against Kenneth Clarke's "reforms" of the NHS based on an untried concept of an "Internal market".

He was educated at Tottenham County School and Edinburgh University, qualifying on 5 July 1948, the day that the NHS started. Following hospital posts and service in the RAMC he resided in Elstree,[1] and worked as a General Practitioner in Borehamwood, 1954-90.

He is an MD, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a DObst RCOG of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. His autobiography, The NHS: Beginning, Middle and End? was published in May 2008.


  1. ^ John Marks, The NHS: Beginning, Middle and End?: The Autobiography of Dr John Marks, Radcliffe Publishing, 2008, ISBN 1-84619-272-2, ISBN 978-1-84619-272-2, 279 pages (page 40)
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