Richard Michael Joseph Harper MA, DM (Oxon)

Born1903 Barnstaple
Died1875 Barnstaple
FatherJohn Robinson Harper CBE, TD, JP (1867 – 1947)
MotherEvelina Antonia Hermenegilda Gibbs (1871 – 1960)

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Educated at Marlborough College, 1916-21, Exeter College, Oxford, 1921-25, St. Thomas's Hospital, London, 1925-30.

M.R.C.S. Eng. and L.R.C.P. London 1928. Physician N. Devon Infirmary 1932-72. Published 1962 Evolution of Illness and in 1975 Evolutionary Origins of Disease. Portrait by Vera Justice, presented by Colleagues at the N. Devon Infirmary on his retirement 1972. Last in possession of his widow.

2 sons and 1 daughter: John Richard Harper, F.R.C.P., born 1 May 1932, Consultant Children's Physician, Northampton Hospital (1979); Peter Stanley Harper, D.M., Oxon., F.R.C.P., London Reader and Consultant in Medical Genetics at Welsh National School of Medicine, Cardiff (born 25 April 1938) and Joy Cadbury (nee Harper) born 15 July 1933.