Past Members of the Renal Association

  • Professor Hugh de Wardener (1915-2013)

    Hugh Edward de Wardener was born 8th October, 1915 in France of American parents. He was educated in England and took on British citizenship as a medical student to avoid doing army service in France. His family background was colourful. His name was French, but in the French Revolution, his family escaped to Austria. His paternal grandfather fought in the battle of Solferino where the Austrians were badly beaten by the Italians.
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  • Dr Antony John Wing (1933-2012)

    Antony John Wing was born on 2nd May 1933 in Oxford, UK. He was educated at Rugby School, Lincoln College, Oxford and St. Thomas’s Hospital Medical School. In his final undergraduate year he had the remarkable good fortune to be an eye witness in May 1954 when Roger Bannister broke the four minute mile in Oxford. He moved on from Oxford for clinical studies to St.Thomas’ in London. A gifted sportsman at both cricket and rugby, he was captain of rugby in his final year as a medical student, winning the Hospitals Cup.
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  • Professor Oliver Wrong (1925–2012)

    Oliver Wrong, one of our Honorary Members and was one of the earliest members and supporters of the Renal Association and was the Secretary from 1961-1966.
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  • Professor James Robson (1921-2010)

    Professor James Robson, who was a Renal Association past President, author of a groundbreaking undergraduate textbook of medicine, one of the pioneers of haemodialysis in Britain, and closely involved in the first transplant in the UK in 1960, died on March 14th 2010 at the age of 88.
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  • Dr. Mark 'Jo' Joekes (1914-2010)

    ‘Jo’ Joekes, a great pioneering figure in UK nephrology was part of the team which performed the first haemodialysis for acute renal failure in the UK, and also undertook the first renal biopsies in the UK. He was Secretary of the Renal Association from 1956 to 1961, and also Secretary of the first ISN Congress in 1960.
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