Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Name(Edwin) Murray WRONG, 9410
FatherGeorge WRONG , 9419
FatherArthur Lionel SMITH , 9388 (1850-1924)
MotherMary Florence BAIRD , 9390 (1855-1946)
ChildrenOliver Murray , 9418 (1925-)
 Elizabeth Catherine , 9429 (1927-)
 Charles JV , 9431
 Rosalind Mary , 9432 (1919-2002)
 Gillian B , 9433 (1920-)
 Margaret Imogen , 9434 (1923-)
Notes for (Edwin) Murray WRONG
Professor Oliver Wrong (7 February 1925 – 24 February 2012) was a pioneer and leader in the medical field of Nephrology and more generally in the understanding of how the body manages its fluid, salt and mineral content. He felt this was a poorly researched field because most doctors don’t like to devote their lives to handling urine and faeces.

He began his research in 1954 in Manchester Royal Infirmary. In 1959 he published, jointly with H. E. F. Davies, a simple protocol to test the kidney’s ability to excrete acid. This test gave doctors a critical tool for improving patient care and remains (in 2012) a standard. The paper has been cited 750 times and provided Wrong with a foundation for the study of acquired and hereditary forms of renal tubular acidosis.

Wrong moved to University College Hospital, London where he worked under Charles Dent and Professor Max Rosenheim until 1961, then to Hammersmith Hospital, where he was made senior lecturer. In 1969 he moved to a chair at Dundee University. In 1972 he was appointed Professor of Medicine at University College, remaining there for two decades.

After his official retirement in 1990, he published over a dozen papers on Dent's disease, (named after his mentor) adding greatly to the understanding of this disease.

Wrong was born in Oxford to a family rooted in the University. However his father died when he was only three and the family was split. He and two siblings were raised in Canada by their grandfather George Wrong while three more were raised elsewhere. He went to school in Toronto and attended Edinburgh Academy.[2] He studied Medicine at Magdalen College, Oxford and the Radcliffe Infirmary where students were pressed to stand in for doctors who had left to serve in the War. He himself served in Singapore and Malaysia before working at Toronto General Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
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