Lives of the fellows

Harold Waterlow Wiltshire

b.1879 d.18 January 1937
OBE(1919) DSO(1918) BA Cantab(1900) MA MD MRCS FRCP(1916)

Harold Wiltshire, the son of Alfred Wiltshire, F.R.C.P, and a nephew of Sir David Ferrier, F.R.C.P, was educated at Cheltenham and Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated as B.A. in 1900. Qualifying in 1904, he was given a series of junior appointments in King’s College Hospital and in 1910 was appointed to the staff as assistant physician, becoming full physician seven years later. He was also physician to the Royal Northern Hospital for a brief period. During the 1914-1918 War he served in France and Salonika, reaching the rank of major and being awarded the D.S.O. in 1918 and the O.B.E. a year later. He returned to King’s in 1919 to take charge of the cardiological department and officiate as warden of the students’ hostel. In 1922 he gave up his private practice in order to devote his whole energy to teaching and administration, adding the work of demonstrator of morbid anatomy to his lectures on the practice of medicine. But in 1925 he was forced by ill health to retire and was appointed consulting physician to the Hospital. He recovered sufficiently to be able to enjoy his garden at Bembridge on the Isle of Wight. At Cambridge he had been a keen rowing man and at King’s he played tennis for the School and joined in its social activities. His wife, Ellen, daughter of Edward Tibbits, M.D., of Bradford, was a former sister at King’s.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1937; B.M.J., 1937]

(Volume IV, page 549)

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