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John Martin Beare

Born  1920
Died  1998

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British dermatologist, born January 13, 1920; died June 1998.

Biography of John Martin Beare

This information was submitted by Zoran Bojanic, Serbia:

1942 - MB BCh BAO Belfast
1946 - MD
1948 - MRCP
1966 - FRCP
1976 - MRCPI
1978 - FRCPI

Beare volunteered for the Royal Navy and served as a surgeon lieutenant on active service from 1943 to 1946. In 1949 he was appointed consultant dermatologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast and the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, and remained there until his retirement. He was chairman of his medical staff and dermatological committee of the BMA and president of the British Association of Dermatologists.

"His main interest was always in clinical medicine and in particular paediatric dermatology, with a special interest in mycology, urticaria pigmentosa and toxic epidermal necrolysis. His papers on molloscum sebaceum and urticaria pigmentosa were the standard reference for many years. He was a major contributor to the original ‘Rook textbook’ and wrote for many subsequent editions. Indeed one of his last books, Practical management of the dermatological patient (Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1986), was edited with Arthur Rook."

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