Vaughan Pendred (1869–1946) was an English general practitioner
Pendred first described the syndrome of bilateral sensorineural hearing loss with goitre (Pendred syndrome) in an Irish family living in Durham in 1896.
Initially describing the condition as ‘Deaf-Mutism and Goitre’ he reported on 2 sisters whose goitre was such that it frequently caused ‘Dyspnoeic attacks’.
- Born 10 August 1869, London, attended Westminster School.
- 1893 – MRCS, LRCP Newcastle-upon-Tyne Medical School
- 1896 – MB (hons), Durham; FRCS
- 1901 – MD, Durham
- Obstetric resident and house surgeon, Guy’s Hospital.
- General practice first in Buckingham, then Coventry before working in East Sheen (London) between 1913 and 1936.
- Vice-president of the West London Medico-chirurgical Society
- 1933-1934 Chairman of the Richmond division of the British Medical Association
- Died 1 February 1946, Farnham
Pendred syndrome (1896)
Pendred syndrome: autosomal recessive genetic disorder (chromosome 7q31), characterized by congenital sensorineural deafness and goitre.
- Pendred V. Deaf mutism and goitre. Lancet 1896; 148(3808): 532. [Pendred syndrome]
- Beighton P, Beighton G. The Person Behind the Syndrome. Springer. 1997:132-133
- Biography: Pendred, Vaughan (1869 – 1946). Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows Online. Royal College of Surgeons of England.
- Obituary: Vaughan Pendred (1869 – 1946) British Medical Journal 1946;1:258
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