Fox, Wilfred Stephen

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Fox, Wilfred Stephen

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1875-1962

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Born at Bromborough, the son of Henry Frederick and Ellen Maria (Watson) Fox. Educated at Marlborough, Trinity College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital.

After holding house posts and proceeding to his MD he decided to specialise in dermatology and spent some time at the St Louis Hospital in Paris. In 1906 he was appointed skin physician at St George's Hospital and a full member of staff. He worked at St George's Hospital for twenty years and also served as treasurer and first director of the venereal diseases clinic. He was also for a time assistant physician and lecturer in dermatology at the Seaman's Hospital, Greenwich, and on the staff of St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. He also conducted a practice at his house in Grosvenor Street. On compulsory retirement in 1926 he became chairman of Duncan, Fox & Co., an import and export house. He drove ambulances in the first and second world war and he was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940.

He died in 1962. His wife died in 1945. They had one son and a daughter.

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