Born in 1922 in Vienna but raised in England, Dr Ernest Jellinek was 18 years old when he was detained on the Isle of Man for two months for being an enemy alien, due to his German passport. Allowed to leave by joining the army, Jellinek served as an Officer Cadet at Sandhurst but was severely injured and had to be treated in the Cairns Head Injury Unit in Oxford. After specialising in neurology at Wooster College, Jellinek worked in Maida Vale in London during the first years of the NHS, before moving to Edinburgh and balancing NHS and private practice. He was the second editor of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Journal, editing it for five years.


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  • Date of interview: June 2009
  • Archive reference: OBJ/ORA/1/23
  • Interviewer: Morrice McCrae


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