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Biographical entry Wood, John Forrester (1867 - 1929)

MRCS Nov 9th 1889; FRCS June 11th 1896; LRCP Lond 1889.

2 December 1929
Bettws-y-Coed, Wales
General surgeon


Son of Peter Wood, MD Edin, Consulting Physician to the Manchester Royal Infirmary Fever Wards and to the Royal Lunatic Asylum, a well-known medical practitioner at Southport.

John Forrester Wood was educated at Atherstone Grammar School and at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He acted as House Surgeon at the Gloucester Infirmary, and after making one or two voyages to the East as a Ship's Surgeon settled in Southport. He soon obtained a prominent position, was President of the Southport Medical Society and a Vice-President of the Southport Division of the British Medical Association. During the European War he served on the staff of the VAD Hospital and the military annexe of the Southport Infirmary. For many years he acted as Surgeon to the Bradstock Lockett Home for Crippled Children. Failing health caused him to leave Southport in 1919 and reside at Bettws-y-Coed, North Wales, where he died on Dec 2nd, 1929. He married in 1896 and was survived by his widow and three sons, two of whom were in the medical profession.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit Med Jour, 1930, i, 92].

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