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Biographical entry Pendred, Vaughan (1869 - 1946)

MRCS 9 November 1893; FRCS 10 December 1896; MB Durham 1896; MD 1901; LRCP 1893.

10 August 1869
1 February 1946
General surgeon


Born 10 August 1869 at Herne Hill, London, SE, eldest child of Vaughan Pendred, civil engineer and editor of The Engineer, and Marian Loughnan, his wife; the second son, Loughnan St Lawrence Pendred, edited The Engineer, 1905-46. He was educated at Westminster School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School, and Guy's Hospital, where he served as obstetric resident and house surgeon. He took honours at the Durham MB 1896, proceeded to the Fellowship the same year, and took the Durham doctorate in 1901.

Pendred served as assistant in the throat and ear department of Newcastle Infirmary and as assistant medical superintendent of Fulham Infirmary. He then went into general practice at Buckingham, moved to Coventry, and in 1913 to 326 Upper Richmond Road, East Sheen, Surrey. He retired in 1936 to Glebe Cottage, Tilford, Surrey and died in hospital at Farnham on 1 February 1946, aged 76. He had married Miss Matthew in 1906, and was survived by his son and daughter. Pendred was honorary secretary and a vice-president of the West London Medico-chirurgical Society; he was chairman of the Richmond division of the British Medical Association in 1933-34, and represented it at the annual meeting of the Association in 1935.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1946, 1, 259; West Lond med J 1946, 51, 37, note by James Kemble, FRCS; information from his daughter, Miss Marian W Pendred].

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