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Philip Howell Rees, British tropical medicine physician, ambulance service administrator. Achievements include research in pentavelent antimony and role of mercury rather than quartan malaria as cause of nephrotic syndrome in Nairobi. Named Officer of Order of British Empire, 1983. Fellow: Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh, Tropical Medicine), Royal College Physicians (London); member: Kenya Association Physicians, Kenya Medical Association.

Background

Rees, Philip Howell was born on April 6, 1935 in London. Son of Thomas Percy and Adeline Isabel Rees.

Education

Master of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine, BChir, Cambridge University, 1955—1958. Student, Westminster Hospital Medical School, 1958—1961.

Career

House physician, casualty officer Westminster Hospital, London, 1961—1962. House physician St. James Hospital, 1962—1963. Lecturer clinical tropical medicine Dar es Salaam Medical School, Tanzania, 1964—1966, London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1964—1969.

Senior lecturer University Nairobi, Kenya, 1969—1983. Director Flying Doctor Service AMREF, Kenya, 1983—1994. Consultant physician Nairobi Hospital, since 1980.

Director, consultant Intensive Care Air Ambulance, since 1994. Second lieutenant Welsh Guards, 1953-1955.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in pentavelent antimony and role of mercury rather than quartan malaria as cause of nephrotic syndrome in Nairobi.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books. Editor: E. African Medical Journal, since 1978.

Membership

Fellow: Royal College Physicians (Edinburgh, Tropical Medicine), Royal College Physicians (London). Member: Kenya Association Physicians, Kenya Medical Association.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Piloting, Jersey cattle, golf.

Connections

Married Mary Carol Storey, February 4, 1964. Children: Elizabeth, Samantha.

father:
Thomas Percy

mother:
Adeline Isabel Rees

spouse:
Mary Carol Storey

child:
Elizabeth Rees

child:
Samantha Rees