Frederick Wynn Wright

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 24 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3794
  1. Angela Salter

Frederick Wynn Wright (“Fred” or “FWW”) was born in Blackburn, Lancashire, and moved south to Birmingham. He studied medicine at Lincoln College, Oxford, in 1948, having been in the army (intelligence corps) after leaving King Edward’s School, Birmingham, in 1945. At school he had studied classics, but “mugged up” the necessary sciences for Oxford prelims during military service. He did preclinical studies and courses in Oxford and the honours school in physiology and biochemistry. It was at Southfield House that he shared a sitting room with Donald Johnson, who became best man in August 1952, when Fred married Lilian. Donald was a theology student— later vicar of Funtington and canon of Chichester cathedral. Fred had known Lilian since he was a child, as his middle name Wynn came from her father, his godfather.

After qualifying he became HP to Patrick Mallam in February 1955, after which he did a short rotating HS job, followed by accident service, before joining radiology in 1956. There progressively senior house officer, registrar, senior registrar, and consultant in 1962.

Fred went to …

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