Lives of the fellows

Ian Weinbren

b.19 January 1922 d.2 December 2013
BSc Rhodes(1941) MB BChir Cantab(1952) MRCP(1959) FRCP(1974)

Ian Weinbren was a consultant physician in Blackpool. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, the son of Benjamin Weinbren, an anaesthetist, and Henrietta Weinbren née Goldsmith, the daughter of a merchant. He was educated at King Edward VII School in Johannesburg and then went on to study at Rhodes University, gaining a BSc in 1941.

From 1942 to 1945 he served with the South African Engineers in the Middle East. He was awarded the commander in chief’s commendation.

After the Second World War, he studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the London Hospital Medical School. He qualified in 1952 with the Treves prize in clinical surgery.

He held house posts at the London and Hammersmith hospitals, and was then a registrar at Dulwich Hospital. From 1959 to 1963 he was an honorary lecturer and senior registrar at King’s College Hospital.

In 1964 he was appointed as a consultant physician to the Blackpool and Fylde Hospital Group.

Outside medicine he enjoyed sailing and golf. In 1955, he married Jill Veronica Marjorie Summers. They had three sons and a daughter.

RCP editor

(Volume XII, page web)

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