Michael William Wellesley WoodBMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39582.629028.BE (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1197
- John O’Shea
Michael Wood was probably one of the most highly respected physicians of his time on the Wirral both by colleagues and patients.
He had wanted an appointment in the London area and came to the Wirral as second best. He did not regret his luck, and London’ s loss was the Wirral’s gain.
Born in Birmingham, the son of an engineer, he was educated at Marlborough College, where he played rugby and hockey. He proceeded to Cambridge and then to St Mary’s, where he qualified. His house officer appointment was at hospital in Basingstoke. The second world war interrupted, and he served in the Royal Air Force as a medical officer at the headquarters of the second tactical air force. He then became a medical registrar at St Mary’s and the West Middlesex …