| Joseph Harold Sheldon came to Wolverhampton as an
honorary physician in 1921, having already won several prizes and
scholarships. His two brothers were also doctors, one a physician to
the Queen and the other a G.P.
Joseph became Hunterian Professor to
the Royal College of Surgeons in 1928. Seven years later he published
his classic work on haemochromatosis.
Thoughtful of his patients, he
carried out patient clinics on market days, seeing up to 45 new
out-patients in a morning. He was elected President of the
International Association of Gerontology in 1954, awarded the CBE on
1955 and made a freeman of Wolverhampton in 1958.