Lives of the fellows

Wilfred Fine

b.8 July 1915 d.21 January 2006
MRCS LRCP(1938) MB BS Lond(1939) MRCP(1943) MD(1947) FRCP(1969)

Wilfred Fine was a consultant physician at Newsham General Hospital, Liverpool. He was born in London, the son of Samuel Fine, a hairdresser, and Rose Fine née Harris, the daughter of a shoemaker. He was educated at Coopers’ Company’s Grammar School in London and then studied medicine at Guy’s Medical School. He qualified in 1938.

He was a casualty officer at the Metropolitan Hospital and, in 1939, a house surgeon at East Ham Memorial Hospital. In 1940 he became a casualty officer at Central Middlesex Hospital. Between 1942 and 1943 he was a resident medical officer at the Maida Vale Hospital for Nervous Diseases and then, from 1943 to 1944, chief assistant on the medical unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary.

He then joined the RAMC. He was a specialist physician at Gibraltar and then at the Military Hospital for Head Injuries (from 1947 to 1949).

Following his demobilisation (with the rank of major), he was a senior registrar in medicine at the Orsett Lodge and Tilbury hospitals. In 1950 he became a consultant physician and deputy physician superintendent at Newsham General Hospital, Liverpool. He later specialised in geriatrics, becoming a lecturer in the geriatric department at Liverpool University. He wrote papers on falls, epilepsy in the elderly, medication, and geriatric ergonomics, among other topics. He retired in 1980.

In 1947 he married Cecilia Bakall, the daughter of Benjamin Bakell, a costumier. They had three daughters, two of whom predeceased him.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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