John B. Harman Physician

John Bishop Harman, FRCS, FRCP (10 August 1907 – 13 November 1994) was a British physician, president of the Medical Defence Union and chairman of the British National Formulary. He was also notable as a medical expert witness for the defence in the trial of suspected serial killer John Bodkin Adams. His daughter, Harriet Harman, is the current deputy leader of the Labour Party. Harman was born at 108 Harley Street and practised and lived there his whole life. His father, Nathaniel, trained as a Baptist minister but gained a double first at Cambridge and became an ophthalmic consultant. His mother was Katherine Chamberlain, a niece of Joseph Chamberlain, and thus cousin to Austen and Neville. Katherine also qualified as a doctor but devoted herself to her family instead. Both his parents were committed Unitarians, his mother by birth and his father by conversion before marriage; his mother gave a substantial sum of money towards the reconstruction of the headquarters building known as Essex Hall. His eldest sibling grew up to be a historian and writer, best known under her married name as Elizabeth Pakenham, Countess of Longford.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 10th, 1907
United Kingdom
Date of death
November 13th, 1994 at age of 87


1. St John's College, Cambridge Colleges/University

St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. The college's alumni include nine Nobel Prize winners, six Prime Ministers, three archbishops, at least two princes, and three Saints.

St John's Street, CB2 1TP - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2012. 569
2012. 337
Local tuition
2014. 4 K £
2011. 3.38 K £
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People attended St John's College, Cambridge connected by profession and/or age

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