Wiles, Philip

SUBJECT AREA: Medical technology
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b. 18 August 1899 London, England
d. 17 May 1967 Kingston, Jamaica
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English orthopaedic surgeon involved in the development of hip-replacement surgery.
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From 1917, Wiles served during the First World War in the artillery, air force and army service corps. After a short postwar period in the City, he qualified in medicine at the Middlesex Hospital in 1928. His distinguished student career led to posts at the Middlesex and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He served as a brigadier orthopaedic surgeon in the Army during the Second World War and in 1946 returned as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon to the Middlesex.
He made outstanding contributions to postwar developments in orthopaedics and, as well as practising, wrote extensively on a variety of subjects including joint replacement. Taking early retirement in 1959 he moved to Jamaica, where he was involved in the affairs of the University of the West Indies.
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Principal Honours and Distinctions
President, British Orthopaedic Association 1955. Honorary Member of the American Orthopedic Association. Middlesex Hospital Lyell Gold Medal 1927.
Bibliography
1965, Essentials of Orthopaedics.
1960, Fractures, Dislocations and Sprains.
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