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Biographical entry Wareham, Sidney James (1879 - 1942)

MRCS 12 November 1896; FRCS 12 June 1902; LSA 1895; LRCP 1896.

22 October 1879
18 April 1942
General surgeon and Medical Officer


Born on 22 October 1870 at Teddington, the eldest son of Charles Wareham, railway inspector, and his wife, née Barrett. He was educated privately and at the London and Charing Cross Hospitals; he served at the latter as house physician and assistant demonstrator of anatomy. He was then registrar at the London Lock Hospital, and later surgeon, finally consulting surgeon, to St Mary's Hospital for Women and Children, Plaistow. His main practice was in the City of London. He was chief medical officer to the Atlas, Mutual Life, and Citizens (Australia) Assurance Companies, and to the London Salvage Corps, and medical officer to the Westminster, National Provincial, and Yokohama Specie Banks. He was a member of the Assurance Medical Society and of the Hunterian Society.

During the first world war Wareham served as surgeon specialist at No 21 General Hospital, Ras-el-Tin, with a commission as captain, RAMC. He married in 1935 Alison Margaret Collie, MRCS, DOMS, who survived him with a daughter. Mrs Wareham was oculist to the London County Council's Clinic at Downham and at one time assistant school medical officer to the LCC. They lived at Crawley Cottage, Ide Hill, Sevenoaks, Kent. Wareham died on 18 April 1942, aged 71.

A case of morphoea. Rep Soc Dis Child 1906, 6, 213.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Mrs Wareham].

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