Lives of the fellows

Frank Joseph Wethered

b.1860 d.28 October 1928
MB Lond(1885) MD MD Bristol MRCS LSA FRCP(1895)

Frank Wethered was born at Clifton, the son of Joseph Wethered, and sent to school at Clifton College. He studied medicine at the Bristol Medical School, at the London Hospital, where he graduated as M.B. in 1885, and at Berlin and Vienna. He served in a number of junior appointments — at the London Hospital, the Royal and City of London Hospitals for Diseases of the Chest, the Brompton Hospital and at the Middlesex Hospital — before being elected, in 1899, assistant physician to the Middlesex Hospital, where he lectured on medical jurisprudence and, after fourteen years, became full physician. His main interest, however, was in chest diseases. He was assistant physician at the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest for a time, and in 1894 received the same office at the Brompton Hospital, becoming physician in 1905 and consulting physician in 1919. Wethered was also examining physician (in London) to the Ventnor Consumption Hospital and physician to St. Saviour’s Hospital. With Essex Wynter, he was the author of a useful Manual of Clinical and Practical Pathology (1890). During the 1914-1918 War, he served as a captain in the 3rd London General Hospital; and, when it ended, he retired to Falmouth, where he gave his services to local hospitals and devoted his leisure to sea-fishing. He married in 1889 Rose, daughter of Edward How, and had one daughter. He died at Falmouth.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1928; B.M.J., 1928]

(Volume IV, page 382)

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