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Biographical entry Wigram, Nathan Graham (1891 - 1944)

MRCS 29 July 1915; FRCS 10 June 1920; LRCP London 1915; FRCS Edinburgh 1917.

30 August 1944
General surgeon


Born in 1891 the son of Maurice Wigram, of Sheffield, and his wife, née Graham. Maurice Wigram outlived his son. Originally Nathan Judah Wigram, he assumed his mother's surname in place of his second given name. He was educated at King Edward VII School and the University, Sheffield, where he was Kaye scholar (1913) and was awarded a medal in anatomy and physiology (1913) and a gold medal in medicine and surgery.

During the first world war Wigram was commissioned as a captain in the RAMC (T) on 15 May 1916, and was promoted major. He was attached to the 3rd Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, and served as officer in charge of the surgical division and surgical specialist in the General Hospital of the British force in North Russia. He afterwards settled in general practice at 82 Sloane Street, London, SW1. Wigram died on 30 August 1944, aged 53, survived by his wife. He was buried at Beaconsfield Road cemetery, Willesden, and a memorial service was held at the New West End Synagogue, St Petersburgh Place, Bayswater on 4 September.

A case of spontaneous rupture of the urinary bladder, with Sinclair White. Brit J Surg 1916-17, 4, 324.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1944, 2, 388, eulogy by A Piney, MD, MRCP; information from his cousin, Bernard Graham, MB, of Sheffield, through Miss C M Mather, Sheffield University Library].

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