Jun 25, 2022
Dr Beryl Corner (1910-2007)
On 23rd of April 2020, a green CHIS commemoration plaque was erected at Elton House, Rodney Place, Clifton, to honour the pioneer paediatrician Dr Beryl Corner OBE JP MD FRCP FRCPCH MD Hon (Bristol), DSc Hon (UWE). Sadly, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to have a celebration at that time.
At last, on Saturday June 25th 2022, Mrs Linda Edwards, the Deputy Chairman of CHIS, was the master of ceremonies at the postponed ceremony. The plaque was dedicated by the City of Bristol’s High Sheriff Alex Raikes MBE DL (Hon LLD). Professor Bhupinder Sandhu OBE, a paediatrician who knew Dr Corner, gave a short talk about her remarkable life and achievements.
We were fortunate to have the celebration in Dr Corner’s former home, courtesy of another paediatrician, Dr Pamela Cairns, who also knew Beryl.
The gathering of about thirty folk included some relatives, one of her first patients and many other professional colleagues and friends.
Photos courtesy Gordon Young