REGINALD JOSEPH TWORT
President of the Nottingham Medico-
Reginald Joseph Twort:-
Medical Directory 1970
Reginald Joseph Twort: B.A. Canterbury (1932), M.B., Ch.B., Aberdeen (1936) M.A., Canterbury (1938) M.R.C.P. (1940) M.R.C.P. (Edinburgh), (1940) M.D., Aberdeen (1944) F.R.C.P. (Edinburgh) (1957) F.R.C.P. (1963).
“Reggie” Twort was born at Bagshot in Surrey, the son and grandson of general practitioners. He was educated at Fettes College and Peterhouse, Cambridge, from whence he went to Aberdeen where he graduated in medicine with distinction in 1936. His intellectual quality had previously shown itself when he was at Cambridge, for he achieved a First in the Natural Sciences Tripos and was elected for a life scholar at Peterhouse.
After house officer appointments at the Royal Infirmary at Aberdeen and at Addenbrooke’s and the Brompton, he served as a resident medical officer at the West End Hospital for Nervous Diseases and as medical registrar at the Royal Infirmary at Aberdeen. By this time the 1939-
Dr. Twort developed a special interest in cardiology but was an excellent general physician and had great energy, administrative ability, wit and charm. He had a very large consulting practice and all who knew him had great respect and affection for him. When Nottingham was chosen for a new medical school he took a prominent part in the planning of the hospital aspect and served on the Council of the University. He died at his home in the Ropewalk at Nottingham; he was only 60. He had married Francis Alice Smith, the daughter of Henry Smith, a political agent, and there were two sons of the marriage, one of whom continued the family tradition of medicine.
Dr. P. J. Toghill wrote:-
“His untimely death, after a short illness, coming at the height of his career, came as a shock to his many friends and colleagues. He had a particularly keen understanding with his junior hospital staff, who served him with great loyalty, and he in turn, followed their subsequent careers with interest and encouragement. In his busy life he found time to travel far and wide in search of salmon and trout and he also greatly enjoyed his shooting. His large circle of friends will remember with affection the delightful evenings of entertainment at his home where so many were made welcome.”
The Lancet, July 17th, 1971.
Page 171, 172.