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John Raymond Hobbs (Professor)
John Raymond Hobbs BSc Hons, MD, BS, MRCS, DObst RCOG, FRCP, FRCPath., FRCPaed. (born 17 April 1929) is a Professor who was at the forefront of the techniques of Clinical Immunology, Protein Biochemistry and Bone Marrow Transplantation, specifically in Child Health.
John Hobbs was born in Aldershot. He was the third son of four male children of a soldier’s Family. He left school at 16 and worked as a pathology Laboratory assistant and did his National Service in Egypt with the British Army Medical Corps. After National Service, John used the money he had saved from his army pay to put himself into Plymouth and Devonport Technical College were he achieved an External Inter.B.Sc. gaining a state scholarship to study medicine, where he chose the Middlesex Hospital in London.
Additional recommended knowledge
John Raymond Hobbs is third eldest of four brothers. The second eldest is an eminent Canadian Artist and his name is William G. Hobbs
Publications (some of 630)
Hobbs, J. R., Humble, J. G., Anderson, I. M. and James, D. C. O. The elective treatment of graft-versus-host disease following a bone marrow graft from a father to a son with severe combined immunodeficiency.Postgrad. Med. J. 52 Suppl. 5 (1976) 91–95
Hobbs, J. R. Bone marrow transplantation for inborn errors.Lancet 2 (1981) 735–739
Hobbs, J. R. The scope of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. In Losowsky, M. and Bolton, R. (eds.),Advanced Medicine Leeds, Pitman, Bath, 1983, pp. 378–391
Hobbs, J. R. Correction of 34 genetic diseases by displacement bone marrow transplantation.Plasma Ther. Transpl. Tech. 6 (1985) 221–246
Hobbs, J. R. Displacement bone marrow transplantation and immunoprophylaxis for genetic diseases.Adv. Intern. Med. 33 (1987) 81–118
Hobbs, J. R. (ed.)The Correction of Certain Genetic Diseases by Transplantation, 1989, COGENT Press, Westminster, 1989, pp. 147–159*
Hobbs, J. R. and Hugh-Jones, K. Immunodeficiencies better treated by transplantation.Tokai J. Exp. Clin. Med. 10 (1985) 85–97
Hobbs, J. R., Barrett, A. J., Chambers, J. D., James, D. C. O., Hugh-Jones, K., Byrom, N., Henry, K. and Lucas, C. F. Reversal of clinical features of Hurler's disease and biochemical improvement after treatment by bone marrow transplantation.Lancet 2 (1981) 709–712
Hobbs, J. R., Byrom, N. A., Chambers, J. D., Williamson, S. A. and Nagvekar, N. Secondary T-lymphocyte deficiencies. In Byrom, N. A. and Hobbs, J. R. (eds.),Thymic Factor Therapy: Proceedings of the Serono Symposia 15, Raven Press, New York, 1984, pp. 175–187
Hobbs, J. R., Williamson, S., Chambers, J. D., James, D. C. O., Joshi, R., Shaw, P. and Hugh-Jones, K. Use of donors sharing one genetic haplotype for bone marrow transplantation.Tokai J. Exp. Clin. Med. 10 (1985) 207–214
Hobbs, J. R., Hugh-Jones, K., Shaw, P. J., Chambers, D., Clemens, M. E., Parsons, P., Patrick, A. D. and Cheetham, C. M. Wolman's disease corrected by displacement bone marrow transplantation with immunoprophylaxis.Bone Marrow Transplantation 1, Suppl. 1 (1986) 347
Hobbs, J. R., Hugh-Jones, K., Shaw, P., Lindsay, I. and Hancock, M., Beneficial effect of pretransplant splenectomy on displacement bone marrow transplantation for Gaucher's syndrome.Lancet 1 (1987) 1111–1115
J. R. Hobbs, M. Monteil1, D. R. McCluskey2, E. Jurges1 and M. El Tumi1, Chronic granulomatous disease 100% corrected by displacement bone marrow transplantation from a volunteer unrelated donor 
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