46 Med. Sci. & L. 1 (2006)

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Sir Barry Jackson 1


Sir Barry  Jackson, MS FRCS FRCP, President of the Academy 2005-2007


Having qualified from medical school at West-
minster  Hospital, Sir Barry Jackson  later
became  a consultant surgeon at St Thomas'
Hospital, London, where for thirty years he
specialised in surgery of the gastrointestinal
tract. He retired from this position in 2001 but
continues to be busy in numerous non-clinical
activities. He is currently President of the
Royal  Medical  Benevolent Fund   and  the
Medical Artists' Association of Great Britain
as well as President of BAFS.
  In the past he has been President of The
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and
Ireland, The Royal  College of Surgeons of
England and The Royal Society of Medicine.
  For ten years he was  Serjeant-Surgeon to
The Queen. He is the recipient of a number of
Honorary  Fellowships and degrees. He was


knighted in 2001 for services to training and
education in surgery.
  In  the fields of special interest to BAFS
members, he is widely experienced as an expert
medical witness having given many opinions in
cases of alleged medical negligence in surgical
practice. He has many years experience both as
a panelist and as a chairman  of Fitness to
Practise committees of the General Medical
Council, an activity which continues.
  His non professional interests include opera,
medical history and antiquarian book collect-
ing. He also collects contemporary fine printing
and has written articles on this subject. Married
to Sheila for forty-three years, and with three
children and four grandchildren, he is told that
there is something called retirement but has not
experienced it yet!

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