STANLEY JAMES HARRIS
President of the Nottingham Medico-
Stanley Harris, President of the Society in 1980/81, was for 42 years a single handed General Practitioner in the NHS and still continues to practice as enthusiastically as ever. And what is more he is said to continue to enjoy it!
Stanley Harris was born in London and educated at St Clement Dane's School. He entered Guy's Hospital Medical School at the age of 16 and qualified MB BS in 1947. After completing his pre-
He left the RAF in 1950, during the harsh austerity years of post-
An enthusiasm and interest in industrial medicine led to Stanley Harris being appointed Factory Doctor in Nottingham and Medical Advisor to Raleigh Industries, to Birds Food products and to various other manufacturing companies. He also became Medical Officer to the Nottingham General Dispensary in Broad Street, from 1954 dealing with rheumatology and physiotherapy. When that institution closed in the 1990s he continued as Trustee to the Charity. Interestingly, in its early days, the Nottingham Medico-
With his two children becoming keen swimmers he took a technical interest in Sports Medicine becoming Medical Officer to the Nottinghamshire Amateur Swimming Association and the Midland ASA. He also dealt with the British team when it trained at Loughborough.
The 70s, 80s and 90s were to prove times of medico-
A member of the BMA since qualifying Stanley Harris became Chairman of the Nottingham Division in 1981 and again in 1998. During his first Chairmanship he attended the BMA Meeting in San Diego where he addressed the students of the University of Los Angeles on the subject of General Practice in the UK.
He became a Member of the Medico/Chirurgical Society shortly after arriving in Nottingham and served the Society loyally for many years. He was librarian for 4 years and secretary for 4 years being involved then in the negotiations for the move of the Society from St James Street to the Postgraduate Centre at the City Hospital in 1972. He was elected a life member of the Society in 1993.
A senior, well known and respected figure in the local medical establishment Stanley Harris enjoys in his spare time photography, jazz, gardening and reading (until 2am)!