Lives of the fellows

Ralph Bernard Nevil Wilsdon

b.31 October 1915 d.?
MRCS LRCP(1940) MB BS Lond(1941) MRCP(1948) MD(1950) FRCP(1971)

Ralph Bernard Nevil Wilsdon was a consultant physician in the Middlesbrough area. He was born in Lahore, then in India, the son of Bernard Howell Wilsdon, who became director of research for the Wool Industries Research Association, and Lois Maud Wilsdon née Ford, the daughter of James Ford, a librarian at the Radcliffe Library, Oxford. Wilsdon was educated at the Dragon School, Oxford, and then Eastbourne College. He went on to study medicine at University College Hospital, London, qualifying with the conjoint diploma in 1940.

He held one junior post, as a resident medical officer at Wembley Hospital, before joining the RAMC, serving as a lieutenant and then a captain.

He was demobilised in 1946, and became a house physician and then resident medical officer at University College Hospital. From 1948 to 1949, he was a medical registrar at the North Middlesex Hospital. He then spent five years as a senior medical registrar in the chest department at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.

In 1955 he was appointed as a chest physician to the Middlesbrough and south Tees area, becoming a general physician in March 1969. From 1960 to 1962 he was scientific secretary of his local BMA branch.

At the time of his election to the fellowship of the RCP in 1971 he listed music as his hobby.

In 1948 he married Vera Marianne Robins, the daughter of John Robins, a banker. They had three sons.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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