The living witness programme aims to record the recollections and experiences of pioneering clinicians who have helped to shape the practice of modern urology.
These clinicians have been interviewed by Dominic Hodgson as part of a journal series called "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants". Their recollections have been recorded here for the education and enjoyment of contemporary (and future) urologists.
So far, three other key urological figures from the recent past have been interviewed - the late Professor John Blandy, the late Sir David Innes Williams and Mr Richard Turner Warwick.
John Wickham worked at Bart’s and at The Institute of Urology London. He was a pioneer of PCNL, rigid ureteroscopy and laparoscopic urology.
He is also seen as one of the "godfathers" of robotic urological surgery.
Click here to view a PDF of the full text of the interview from the British Journal of Medical & Surgical Urology 2012; 5(3): 111-114.
Listen to John Wickham talking about early experiments with lasers & ureteroscopes
John Wickham died on 26 October 2017 at the age of 88
Click here to read his obituary by Jonathan Goddard on the EAU website
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