Percival George Quinton M.D. M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. (1893 – 15 May 1953) was a British orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy. He was a Consultant Physician at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, a member of the British Homeopathic Society and Honorary Secretary to the Faculty of Homeopathy.
Quinton was a colleague of Edward Bach, Marjorie Grace Blackie, Ardeshir Kavasji Boman Behram, Douglas Morris Borland, John Henry Clarke, Robert Thomas Cooper, Andrew Tocher Cunningham, Donald MacDonald Foubister, Norbert Glas, Clarence Granville Hey, James Douglas Kenyon, Thomas Maughan, William Burnett Douglas Miller, Elizabeth Paterson, John Paterson, Kathleen Gordon Priestman, William Wilson Rorke, Margaret Lucy Tyler, John Weir, Charles Edwin Wheeler, Harold Fergie Woods, Dudley d’Auvergne Wright, and he was a member of the Cooper Club, which continued to meet into the 1930s. He also taught lay homeopath Edwin D. W. Tomkins.
Percival George Quinton was born in 1893 in Farnborough, Hampshire, to builder George Fielder Quinton (1867 – 1930) and Georgina Underwood (1870 – 1956).
Quinton pursued a career in medicine and in 1918 he qualified M.B. and B.S. from University College Hospital and received his Licence from the London Royal College of Physicians. In 1921, Quinton was awarded his M.D. from the University of London.
In 1923, Quinton married Jessie Murray (1900 – 7 June 1950). They had a daughter, Charmian Quinton (1925 – 1968).
The following year, 1924, Percival Quinton joined the staff at the London Homeopathic Hospital, where he eventually took charge of the outpatients department. Quinton became a well-regarded figure at the hospital, where he worked for twenty-nine years, and served as Secretary of the Medical Staff and medical supervisor of the Nursing staff.
Quinton was also an active supporter of the London Missionary School of Medicine, and for many years he remained one of the medical lecturers who devoted his spare time as an instructor to the school.
In 1925, Quinton was listed as practicing at 99 Tollington Park, London.
Quinton wrote Practical Homeopathic Prescribing, originally printed in the journal Heal Thyself, but published in book form in 1972. He also submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.
Percival George Quinton died at his London home, 13 Nottingham Place, London, on 15 May 1953, aged 59. His Obituary was in The British Homeopathic Journal.
Professor René Quinton (1866 – 1925) [no evident relation] at the Sorbonne in Paris, was a biologist who experimented with isotonic injections of seawater in 1914. This sea water was called the Plasma of Quinton.
Richard Frith Quinton M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. (c. 1889 – 29 April 1935) [no evident relation], son of Anglo-Irish surgeon Richard Frith Quinton M.D. M.S. (1849 – 26 January 1934), was a surgeon and Royal Navy officer who practiced in London and later in Twyford, Winchester.