Sunday, June 23, 2013

Poet Dannie Abse made Honorary Fellow by Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine

Dannie Abse has been made an Honorary Fellow by the Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine.

Abse was a judge for the inaugural 2010 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine.
Best known as a poet, Abse also worked as a specialist at a chest clinic for over thirty years. He studied medicine at the University of Wales College of Medicine, and then at Westminster Hospital Medical School and King's College London. 
He is the younger brother of politician and reformer Leo Abse and eminent psychoanalyst, Wilfred Abse. He has received numerous literary awards and fellowships for his writing. In 1989, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Wales.

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Dannie Abse at the FPM for the 2010 Hippocrates Prize judging

His first poetic volume, After Every Green Thing, was published in 1949. His autobiographic work, Ash on a Young Man's Sleeve, was published in 1954. He won the Welsh Arts Council Award in both 1971 and 1987, and the Cholmondeley Award in 1985. He has been a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature since 1983.

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