John Phillips (physician)

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Sir John Phillips
Born 6 July 1855 (1855-07-06)
Woburn, Bedfordshire
Died 8 December 1928 (1928-12-09) (aged 73)
Nationality British
Scientific career
Fields Medicine
Institutions King's College London, King's College Hospital

Professor Sir John Phillips FRCP (1855–1928) was a senior British physician specialising in obstetrics.[1]


John Phillips was born on 6 July 1855 at Birchmoor Manor, Woburn. He was the son of Zachary Phillips. He was educated at Elstow (County) School, Bedford, St John's College, Cambridge (Natural Sciences Tripos, 1876), and at King's College London, qualifying in medicine in 1881.[2] He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1892, and as Professor of Obstetric Medicine at King's College London in 1904. He was an Examiner in Obstetric Medicine for the University of Cambridge and the University of London, and Consultant Physician in Obstetrics at King's College Hospital. He was appointed as Physician to the Queen in 1918.[3]

Professor Sir John Phillips published widely in the field of Obstetrics, and his publications included Outline of Diseases of Women, 1893, which reached a fourth edition in 1906.[4]

He was twice married and had one son and three daughters.[5]

Professor Sir John Phillips died on 8 December 1928.[6]


  1. ^ Munks Roll Details for Sir John Phillips
  2. ^ Obituary in the Bedfordshire Times 14th December, 1928, p. 7
  3. ^ Who's Who
  4. ^ Obituary, The Lancet, 1928
  5. ^ Bedfordshire Times 14/12/1928, p. 7
  6. ^ Obituary, British Medical Journal, 1928