John Parkinson (cardiologist)
Parkinson was educated at University College London and studied medicine at the University of Freiburg and the London Hospital, qualifying in 1907. He received his M.D. in 1910, subsequently working as an assistant to Sir James Mackenzie at the London Hospital.
During the First World War he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, commanding a military cardiology centre in Rouen. After the war he returned to London Hospital, becoming consultant and head of the cardiology department. He also served as consultant to the National Heart Hospital and was a civilian cardiologist for the Royal Air Force from 1931 to 1956.
- L. Wolff, J. Parkinson, P. D. White: Bundle-branch block with short P-R interval in healthy young people prone to paroxysmal tachyardia. American Heart Journal, St. Louis, 1930, 5: 685.
- Sir John Parkinson at Who Named It?
- "FIRST European Congress of Cardiology; opening of Congress Wednesday, September 10, 1952". Br Heart J. 15 (1): 1–7. January 1953. PMC 503804. PMID 13018970.
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