Fenton, William James

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Fenton, William James

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1868-1957

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Born at Aston Manor, Warwickshire on 24 December 1868. He was educated at the Leamington Collegiate School. He went to Caius College, Cambridge in 1887, and received his clinical training at St George's Hospital.

After graduation he held a number of appointments at St George's Hospital before joining the staff at Charing Cross and Brompton Hospitals. At Brompton he was in charge of the Chelsea Tuberculosis Dispensary from 1911. For some years Fenton was dean of Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and also dean of the Medical School at Brompton. He retired from the staff of Charing Cross in 1933, and from Brompton in 1939. On his retirement he was appointed consulting physician to both hospitals.

Fenton was an examiner in medicine for the Royal College of Physicians, Cambridge University, the University of Wales and the Society of Apothecaries of London. He was joint author with L.S.T Burrell of a textbook entitled Diseases of the Chest (1930).

He married Vivian Olive Ferguson, who died in 1930, and had one daughter and two sons. He died on his eighty-ninth birthday on 24th December 1957.

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Pathology Museum, St George's, University of London (1843-)

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