F.W. Wiglesworth

Frederick William Wiglesworth


Born: 30 September 1908, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Died: 5 September 1985, Vancouver, British Columbia

Academic Degrees

  • MD: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1931

Academic Positions

  • 1937 - 1944 Assistant Pathologist, Montreal Children's Hospital
  • 1938 - 1940 Lecturer in Pathology, McGill University, Montreal
  • 1940 - 1945 Pathologist, No. 14 Canadian General Hospital, RCAMC
  • 1945 - 1974 Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor then Professor of Pathology, McGill University


  • Winnipeg General Hospital
  • Vancouver General Hospital
  • Montreal Children's Hospital
  • McGill University

Selected Career Highlights

  • President, Quebec Association of Pathologists and Laboratory Physicians (1954), Canadian Association of Pathologists (1961-1963), Pediatric Pathology Club (1969-1970), and Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine and Founder Fellow (F.C.Path) College of Pathologists.

  • Published 46 papers on many types of congenital heart diseases, including congenital aortic atresia, subaortic stenosis, coarctation of the aorta, patent ductus arteriosus, congenital mitral stenosis, absence of the pulmonary artery, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection, isomerism of cardiac atria, cor triatriatum, transposition complexes, AV aneurysm, and congenital absence of the heart.

  • Published on a wide variety of other pediatric diseases such as glycogen storage disease, embryonal rests of the adrenal, sudden death in infancy, fibrocystic disease of the pancreas, Reye's syndrome, various infections, bronchiectasis, renal vein thrombosis, Hirschsprung's Disease, Tay-Sachs disease, many other congenital tumors including rare tumors of the gall bladder, and other congenital diseases involving multiple organs.

  • 1980 appointed Honorary Professor of Pathology at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia.


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