Dr Basil Philip Hill

Personal Details

Dr Basil Philip Hill MBChB FFARCS DA

13/06/1909 to 20/12/1994

Place of birth: Prestwich, Manchester

Nationality: British

CRN: 530659

Education and qualifications

General education

Manchester Grammar School; Kendal School; University of Manchester

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBChB, Manchester, 1934

Initial Fellowship and type

FFARCS by Election

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)

DA(RCP&S), 1938

Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Full details of his early postgraduate career have not been found, but he was house surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary and resident medical officer at Crumshall Hospital & Monsall Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Manchester. In 1938 he became resident anaesthetist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and was based there for the rest of his career. In 1941 he was appointed honorary anaesthetist at Yately Hospital, and assistant at the Royal Berkshire, being promoted to the full staff in 1943. His National Service was deferred, and during WW2 he maintained the anaesthetic service in Reading almost single handedly. Service in the RAMC (1946-8) was at the military neurosurgical unit at Wheatley, near Oxford, after which he returned to Reading to lead the development of the department there until his retirement in 1971.

Professional interests and activities

Worked on patient administered analgesia with trichloroethylene during the 1940s.

Other biographical information

He married Betty Fleet Goldsmith MD in 1939, and they had three sons. His wife and one of their sons pre-deceased him. More information on all aspects of this man’s life and career would be welcome.

Author and Sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments: Boulton TB. Obituary. BMJ 1995; 310: 1529 | Ancestry.co.uk | Medical Directory