Dr Francis Shillington was one of the early pioneers of radiology. He received his eduction at Jesus College, Cambridge and the Middlesex Hospital. He graduated M.B., B.Ch.Camb in 1909 and proceeded to become an M.D. in 1912, being awarded the University Raymond Horton-Smith prize for his thesis. He was best known as the first honorary physician in charge of Radiology at Westminster Hospital.