Nottingham Hospitals History



1914 - 1998

President of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society

1974 - 1975

James MacMaster Macfie TD:- (Consulting Rooms) 32, The Ropewalk, Nottingham, and 5, Lucknow Avenue, Nottingham. M.B., Ch.B., Edinburgh, 1936. F.R.C.P. Edinburgh, 1947; M. 1939; (Edinburgh). Physician, Nottingham City Hospital. Clinical Teacher in Medicine, Nottingham University. Area Director of Postgraduate Medical Studies, Nottingham. Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, Edinburgh. Late:- Major R.A.M.C. (T.A.); Medical Registrar, Professorial Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. Kirk Duncanson Medical Research Fellow, Royal College Physicians, Edinburgh. Author:- “Vasodilator Fibres in the Ulnar Nerve.

Medical Directory 1974


James MacMaster Macfie as a student was a keen member of the Royal Medical Society, serving as president in 1936. He was called up in the Terrtorial Army in 1939 and served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, largely in India and Paiforce. He had his interest in post graduate education kindled in Bagdad in 1943 when he ran a refresher course for Polish prisoners of war who had been released by the Russians. He was closely involved in the metamorphosis of an adequate municipal hospital into one of high repute closely linked to the new medical school and in the development of postgraduate training. He was area director of postgraduate education and initiated one of the first general practice vocational training schemes long before they became mandatory. He developed a first-class library, and also introduced a new blood clinic and diabetic clinic. The ward of an honorary Doctor of Medicine by Nottingham pleased him particularly because the other holder of the degree at that time was his old mentor, Sir Derrick Dunlop. He served on many committees, and after retirement continued to serve on medical appeals tribunals. His main interests outside medicine were golf and gardening.

BMJ, Volume 316, 7th March, 1998. Page 782.