Charles McMoran Wilson, 1st Baron Moran, MC is most famous for being Sir Winston Churchill's personal physician. Born in Skipton, Yorkshire, he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War. He won the Military Cross in 1916.
Moran's book, The Struggle for Survival is about Churchill during and after the war. It describes his failing health in detail. The book was published fifteen months after Churchill's death and caused a great deal of controversy as a result of what was seen as a breach of patient-physician confidentiality.
He was the Dean of St Mary's Hospital Medical School between 1920 and 1945, where he oversaw the rebuilding of the premises. He was a prominent scientist in his day, and was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians in April 1941 and was re-elected each year until 1950, when he resigned in favour of Russell Brain.
He was knighted in 1942 and created Baron Moran in the New Year honours of 1943 and made his maiden speech in the House of Lords, the same year, on the Beveridge Report. He was also involved in many other debates on the National Health Service.
Lord Moran had two sons, John and Geoffrey. He was survived by his wife Dorothy, who died in 1983.