John WedgwoodBMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39358.550833.BE (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:999
- M J Denham
John Wedgwood was born in London on 28 September 1919, a direct descendant of Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the world famous pottery firm. He qualified from Trinity College, Cambridge, and Guy's Hospital Medical School. He passed the conjoint examination in 1943 and promptly joined the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, becoming surgeon lieutenant and serving in Europe and the Far East. His career in the Royal Navy ended when his minesweeper, HMS Squirrel, was mined. He suffered severe injuries to his left leg and back, which became increasing troublesome as he grew older.