John Adrian Fox

John Adrian Fox (1933 – ) was an English surgeon.

Eponymously affiliated with Fox’s sign (1966)

  • Born June 1933
  • 1957 – MBBS University of London, MRCS, LRCP
  • Surgeon – Royal Free Hospital, London
  • 1962 – FRCS, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
  • 1967 – Surgeon, Royal Northern Hospital
  • Royal Free Hospital Endowment Fund grant 46
  • 1972 – Edgware General Hospital, Middlesex

Medical Eponyms

Fox’s sign (1966) non-traumatic ecchymosis over the upper outer aspect of the thigh secondary to abdominal haemorrhage.

Major Publications
  • Fox JA. A diagnostic sign of extraperitoneal hemorrhage. Br J Surg. 1966 Mar;53(3):193-5. [PMID 5907449]
  • Fox JA, Kreel L.Technique of retrograde colonic intubation and its initial application to high colonic biopsy. Gut. 1967 Feb;8(1):77-82. [PMC1552456]
  • Qvist G, Fox JA. Mucosal pyloroplasty. Br J Surg. 1969 Mar;56(3):172-7. [PMID 5776679]
  • Fox JA. A fibreoptic colonoscope. Br Med J. 1969 Jul 5;3(5661):50. [PMC1983802]
  • Fox JA, Provenzale L, Revignas A. Fibreoptic colonoscopy. Lancet. 1970 Jul 11;1(7663):107. [PMID 4193347]


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the person behind the name

Emergency physician MA (Oxon) MBChB (Edin) FACEM FFSEM with a passion for rugby; medical history; medical education; and informatics. Asynchronous learning #FOAMed evangelist. Co-founder and CTO of Life in the Fast lane | Eponyms | Books | vocortex |

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