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John Hermon-Taylor

John Hermon-Taylor, British surgical educator, biologist. Recipient Innovator of Year award Times Newspaper-Barclays Bank, London, 1988; Shepherd-Churchill scholar, Harrow School, 1950, London Hospital Medical School scholar, 1954.


  • Hermon-Taylor, John was born on October 16, 1936 in London. Son of Hermon and Mearie (Pearson) Taylor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cambridge University, 1957. Bachelor of Medicine, BChir, Cambridge University, 1960. Master of Surgery, Cambridge University, 1968.


    • Registrar in surgery London Hospital, 1962-1964, senior registrar, 1966-1968. Lecturer surgery London Hospital Medical College, 1965. Senior lecturer, then reader surgery, 1970-1976.

      Medical Research Council travelling fellow Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, 1968-1969. Chairman, professor surgery St. George's Hospital Medical School, London, 1976—2002. Visiting research professor division Nutritional Sciences King's College, since 2002.

      Member clinical panel Wellcome Trust, London, 1985-1988. Board directors BioSci. International, Inc., Boston.

      Member council Action Research for Crippled Children, London, 1988-1997. Committee member British Digestive Foundation, 1992. Consultant advisor Royal Navy, London, since 1989.


    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals. Patentee technical for diagnosis of pancreatitis diseases, technical for diagnosis of Crohn's and Johne's diseases.


    Assessor Animals Science Procedures Act, London, l987. Fellow Royal College Surgeons (Hallett prize l962). Member Bio-chemical Society, Association Surgeons Great Britain and Ireland (council l983-86), James IV Association Surgeons (board directors l984-87).



    Growing fruit and vegetables, fair weather sailing.


    • Married Eleanor Anne Pheteplace, September l8, l97l. Children: Amy Caroline, Peter Maxwell.
    • father: Hermon Taylor
    • mother: Mearie (Pearson) Taylor
    • spouse: Eleanor Anne Pheteplace
    • children: Amy Caroline Hermon-Taylor
    • Peter Maxwell Hermon-Taylor
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    Born October 16, 1936
    • 1957
      Cambridge University
    • 1960
      bachelor of surgery
    • 1968
      Cambridge University
    • 1965
      lecturer, surgery London Hospital Medical College
    • 1968 - 1969
      Medical Research Council travelling fellow, Mayo Clinic
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1970 - 1976
      senior, lecturer
    • 1976 - 2002
      chairman, surgery St. George's Hospital Medical School
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1976 - 2002
      professor, surgery St. George's Hospital Medical School
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 2002
      visiting research professor, division Nutritional Sciences King's College
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