Lives of the fellows

Stanley Richard Wood

b.12 February 1912 d.10 June 1998
MB ChB Birmingham(1936) MRCS LRCP(1936) MRCP(1948) MD(1962) FRCP(1972)

Stanley Richard Wood was a dermatologist in the Midlands. He was born in Birmingham, the son of Frank Aubrey Wood, a manufacturer, and Lucie née Rosenberg, a housewife and the daughter of a wholesale clothier. He was educated at Hallfield School, Edgbaston, and then King Edward's School in Birmingham. He went on to study medicine at Birmingham University and then held junior posts at the United Birmingham Hospitals. From 1944 to 1945 he was a medical officer in the merchant navy, and then served for two years in East Africa with the RAMC with the rank of captain.

On his return to civilian life, he became a registrar at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham, and was then a registrar and subsequently senior registrar in dermatology at Birmingham. From 1953 to 1954 he was a clinical assistant at St John's Hospital, London.

In 1955 he was appointed as a consultant dermatologist at Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton Coldfield Hospitals. From 1957 to 1961 he was also a scientific officer in the MRC unit for research on the experimental pathology of the skin at Birmingham. From 1962 to 1969 he was a consultant dermatologist at the Skin Hospital, Birmingham. He also held an appointment as dermatologist at the Worcester Royal Infirmary and Mid Worcestershire hospitals from 1962 until 1974.

He was interested meteorology, philately (specializing in Norway) and music, particularly chamber music, and played the cello. He never married.

(Volume XI, page 638)

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