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Basil Wolman

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 16 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3832
  1. Roger Wolman,
  2. John Keen,
  3. Victor Miller,
  4. Robert Boyd

    Roger Wolman writes: After qualification, Basil Wolman trained in paediatrics in Manchester before moving to the Children’s Hospital and McGill University in Montreal as a research fellow where he undertook research into the use of corticosteroid in paediatrics. This eventually led to an MD and publications on the adrenal gland in the newborn and the use of steroids in the nephrotic syndrome and rheumatic fever. He also had an interest in infectious diseases, publishing on pneumonia, tuberculosis, cytomegalovirus, Escherichia coli gastroenteritis, and osteomyelitis.

    He was appointed consultant paediatrician at Bury and Rochdale Hospitals in 1951 and moved to Booth Hall Children’s Hospital in 1962, where he worked until retirement in 1983. He served as chairman of the medical …

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