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Banister, George

  • Person
  • 1819-1884

Born 17th October 1819. He entered St George's Hospital in 1836.

Banister entered the Bengal Army as Assistant Surgeon on 12th January 1845, being promoted Surgeon in 1858 and Surgeon Major in 1865. He was Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals from 1871 until his retirement in 1876. He saw active service in the Indian Mutiny, and was present at the seige and capture of Delhi, the operations in Rajputana, and the final campaign in Oudh, for which he received the Medal and Clasp.

He died at Eastbourne on 6th December 1884.

Lee, Robert

  • Person
  • 1793-1877

Educated at Galashiels and Edinburgh, intending a career in the church, but studied medicine instead; MD 1814.

Member of the College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Physician's clerk at the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh. Moved to London c.1817. Worked as a private physician to an epileptic son of a statesman. Studied anatomy in Paris and worked as a domestic physician to a family in Europe. Licentiate of the College of Physicians in 1823. Worked as an obstetric physician in London, but had problems with his health. Intended to work in Kolkata, India for the East India Company, but took up a post in 1824 as a domestic physician to the family of Prince Woronzow, governor-general of the Crimea and the Russian provinces on the Black Sea, where he met the Russian czar, Emperor Alexander, who died of an epidemic fever during his visit; Lee published a narrative of his death later, 'The Last Days of the Emperor Alexander'. Physician to the British Lying-In Hospital 1826, lecturer on midwifery. Appointed regius professor of midwifery at the University of Glasgow in 1834, but declined the post and returned to London.

Appointed chair of midwifery at St George's Hospital, consultant obstetric surgeon 1835-1866, assistant obstetric surgeon 1873-1875.

Fellow of the College of Physicians 1841, Lumleian lecturer, Croonian lecturer, Harveian orator. Published primarily on diseases and pathology relating to women.

Retired in 1875 to Surbiton Hill. Died 6 Feb 1877, aged 84. Buried at Kensal Green

Bence Jones, Henry

  • Person
  • 1813-1873

Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge 1832-1836. Worked as an apothecary prior to studying medicine at St George's and chemistry at University College, London in 1839. Worked in Giessen, Germany in 1841.

Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1845-1846, physician 1846-1862, consulting physician 1868-1873.

Described the so-called Bence Jones protein in 1847. Fellow and senior censor at the Royal College of Physicians, fellow of the Royal Society and secretary to the Royal Institution. Applied chemistry to pathology and medicine.

Married Lady Millicent Acheson, his second cousin, in 1842; they had seven children. Died in London on 20 Apr 1873, buried in Kensal Green Cemetery.

Gray, Henry

  • Person
  • 1827-1861

Son of a private messenger to George IV and William IV.

Student at the Kinnerton Street Medical School from c.1842 or 1845; post mortem examiner, curator of the pathology museum & demonstrator of anatomy at St George's Hospital 1848; in 1849, won Triennial prize for his essay, which was read at the Royal Society. House surgeon at St George's Hospital 1850, hospital governor 1852.

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons 1852, aged 25. Member of the Pathological Society of London 1848; member of the Royal College of Surgeons 1848. Surgeon at St George & St James's Dispensary 1854 (charitable out-patient facility related to St George's Hospital).

Published 'The Structure and Use of the Spleen' in 1854; famous for his 'Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical' (better known as 'Gray's Anatomy') by Parker & Son in 1858, with illustrations by Henry Vandyke Carter, fellow student and demonstrator of anatomy at St George's Hospital.

Candidate for the post of assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital in 1861, he contracted small pox from his nephew, and died shortly afterwards, on 13 Jun 1861, aged 34. He had been engaged to be married.

Snow, John

  • Person
  • 1813-1858

Born in York, the son of a labourer working at a coal yard and later as a farmer. Growing up in a poor neighbourhood by the River Ouse, Snow had early experience of unsanitary conditions and contaminated water and sewage. He first encountered cholera epidemic during his apprenticeship as surgeon-apothecary in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, which he started aged 14; he treated many of the victims of the disease in Killingworth. He worked as an assistant to a colliery surgeon in a coal mine in County Durham and in West Riding of Yorkshire 1832-1835.

He moved to London, and from 1836 he was a student at the Hunterian School of Medicine on Great Windmill Street. He worked at Westminster Hospital 1837. MD from the University of London 1844. Member of the Royal College of Surgeons 1838, the Royal College of Physicians 1850 and the Westminster Medical Society. Founding member of the Epidemiological Society of London, formed in 1850 in response to the 1849 cholera outbreak. Private practice as surgeon and GP on 54 Frith Street, Soho.

Snow was one of the early adopters of the use of ether and chloroform as surgical anaesthetics, designing an apparatus and a mask for safely administering ether to patients. He administered chloroform to Queen Victoria during the births of the last two of her children in 1853 and 1857, making the use of obstetric anaesthesia more popular.

Snow did not believe in the then-current miasma theory of the origins of diseases such as cholera, according to which they were spread by 'bad air'. During the 1854 cholera outbreak in Soho, Snow identified the public water pump on Broad Street (later Browdwick Street) as the source of the outbreak by studying the pattern and dissemination of the disease in the area. The pump handle was replaced, but Snow's theory did not immediately gain wide acceptance.

Published widely on on anaesthesia and cholera.

Teetotaller, and part of the temperance movement. Ovo-lacto-vegetarian and later vegan, until suffering from a renal disorder later in life, which he attributed to his vegan diet, Snow tried to only drink pure, boiled water. He never married. He died in London 10 Jun 1858 aged 45 following a stroke. He was buried in Brompton Cemetery.

Wadham, William

  • Person
  • 1823-1897

Educated at Abingdon School. After his studies, spent time abroad, including Rome.

Student at St George's; part of the rowing team, won Stewards' Cup at Henley in 1843. Qualified as surgeon and apothecary, but did not practice as either. Worked as registrar at St George's, and assistant physician 1862; physician 1868; lecturer on forensic medicine; dean of the medical school.

Assistant physician at Brompton Hospital. Worked at Marylebone Dispensary. Examining physician at the Foreign Office

Rouse, James

  • Person
  • 1829-1895

Born in Fulham, the son of Robert Rouse, surgeon of Walham Green. Brother of Robert Rouse, who was also a student at St George's Hospital (student no 4370); his son A.E. Rouse was also a studentat the hospital (student no 5846).

Student at St George's Hospital 1845; MRCS 1851. House surgeon, assistant surgeon 1867-1875, surgeon 1875-1895, consulting surgeon 1895. Worked as resident attendant to a nobleman, who left him money for his services; he became FRCS and was elected assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital without having served probationary office.

Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital and the Eastern Counties Asylum for Idiots, the School for the Indigent Blund, the Hospital of St Elizabeth and St John, and Queen Anne's Royal Asylum. Private practice at 2 Wilton Street, London SW.

Died 24 Dec 1895, aged 65 at Wilton Crescent, SW London.

Page, Harry Marmaduke

  • Person
  • 1860-1942

Son of William Emanuel Page, physician to St George's Hospital. Educated at Charterhouse.

Studied medicine at St George's Hospital. House surgeon 1885, obstetric assistant 1887.

Registrar at the Lock Hospital. Medical officer at the Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital, Wimbledon. Anaesthetist to Guy's Hospital and Dental School, to the Belgrave Hospital for Children and to the King George V and other Red Cross Hospital, consulting anaesthetist to the West London Hospital. Private practice. Vice-president of the West London Medico-Chirurgical Society.

Died 2 Jun 1942 in Fulham, aged 81.

Cavafy, John

  • Person
  • 1838-1901

Born in London; his parents were both of Greek origin. Educated at Brighton and University College London. Worked in the City alongside his father before studying medicine.

Student at St George's Hospital 1861-1867; MB 1867. Junior appointments at the hospital. Assistant physician 1874-1882, physician 1882-1898, consulting physician 1899-1901. In charge of the skin department 1882. Lecturer on comparative anatomy, physiology and medicine.

Physician to the Victoria Hospital for Children. Examiner in medicine for London University.

Married Marigo Ralli; they had one daughter. Retired to Hove in 1898 due to ill health. Died 28 Apr 1901 whilst visiting London.

Owen, Herbert Isambard

  • Person
  • 1850-1927

Born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. Son of William Owen, railway engineer, who named his son after Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Educated at King's School, Gloucester, and Rossall. Studied natural sciences at Downing College, Cambridge.

Student at St George's, ?-1875; junior appointments, assistant physician 1882-1894, physician 1894-1904, consulting physician 1905-1927. Dean of St George's Medical School 1884.

Assistant physician at the Brompton Hospital, 1883. Involved in establishing the National University of Wales, and was appointed senior deputy chancellor 1894. Vice-dean of the faculty of medicine at London University 1901, principal of Armstrong College, Newcastle, vice-chancellor ar Bristol University 1909. Knighthood in 1902. Represented Bristol on the General Medical Council 1910-1925. Executor of the will of Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte (1813-1891).

Married Ethel Holland-Thomas in 1905. They had two daughters. Died in Paris 14 Jan 1927.

des Voeux, Harold Antoine

  • Person
  • 1861-?

Educated at Wellington 1872-1879.

House physician and assistant medical registrar at St George's Hospital 1885, obstetric assistant 1886. MRCS 1883, LRCP, LSA 1884. MD 1888.

Physician accoucheur at St Mary's Home, Fulham, Surgeon superintendent at Greensland Government Emigration Service. House surgeon at West London Hospital. Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Advocate for clean air; reputedly coined the word 'smog' in 1905. He was the first president of the National Smoke Abatement Society, and treasurer of the London Coal Abatement Society. Physician to Henry James.

Ewart, William

  • Person
  • 1848-1929

Brother of Charles Ewart, also a student at St George's Hospital. Educated at the University of Paris (his mother was French). Studied natural sciences at Caius College, Cambridge, 1873-1876.

Student at St George's Hospital 1869. Medical officer with the French army in the Franco-Prussian War in 1870 whilst a student. Qualified 1871. House physician at St George's Hospital. Returned to St George's in 1879 as a lecturer and demonstrator pathologist. Assistant physician 1882, physician 1887-1907, CP 1907-192

House physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital 1875-1876. Studied in Berlin after graduating. Physician to the Belgrave Hospital for Children. Assistant physician to the Brompton Hospital. Researched and published on thoracic disease. Gave Goulstonian lectures of 1882 at the Royal College of Physicians. Examiner at Cambridge and Durham Universities.

Dewsnap, William Frederick

  • Person
  • 1862-1894

Son of William Dewsnap (d.1908), surgeon and former student at St George's Hospital.

Student at St George's Hospital 1881. MRCS, LRCP 1885. House surgeon at St George's Hospital 1885.

Surgeon at the Royal Navy 1886-1888. Assistant MO at Colney Hatch Asylum. Practiced in partnership with Charles Ewart, 1891.

Died of enteric fever whilst on holiday in Cornwall, aged 32.

Acland, Henry Wentworth Dyke

  • Person
  • 1815-1900

Born at Killerton, Devon. Educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford. Studied medicine at St George's Hospital and Edinburgh. All Souls fellowship 1842, Lee's reader in anatomy at Christ Church 1846; BM 1846.

Physician at the Radcliffe Infirmary 1847.

Bagshawe, Frederic

  • Person
  • 1834-1912

Born in Lancashire. Educated at Rossall and Uppingham. Studied arts at St John's College, Cambridge; graduated 1857. Studied medicine at Addenbrook's Hospital and St George's Hospital; MB 1863.

Held junior appointments at the Hospital for Sick Children. Physician to the Western General Dispensary. Spent several winters in southern France due to ill health, with a seasonal practice at St Leonards. Assistant physician to the Hastings, St Leonards and East Sussex Hospital 1871, physician 1882, consulting physician 1907.

Married Frances Boss in 1859 and in 1870 Emily Dickinson, sister of Dr W. Howship Dickinson. Died 2 Nov 1912.

Baldwin, Gerald Robert

  • Person
  • 1868-1942

Born at Dunedin, New Zealand in 1868, the son of Captain William Baldwin. He was educated at Dunedin High School and in Germany. After working in a solicitor's office and a bank at Dunedin, he entered the Otago Medical School at the age of twenty. To complete his training he entered St George's Hospital Medical School in 1889 and qualified in 1893.

At St George's Hospital he served as house physician and house surgeon. He held a resident appointment at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. He took the Fellowship at the end of 1894.

He settled at Melbourne, Australia in 1898, buying the practice of Stephen John Burke MRCS in north Melbourne. He was for some years on the staff of St Vincent's Hospital . He later practiced in other parts of Melbourne. For some years he practiced at Richmond and as a consultant in electrotherapy at Collins Street, Melbourne. He later went back to general practice at 183 Burke Road, Glen Iris, Melbourne. During the second world war he served as area medical officer for south-east Melbourne in the Royal Australian Air Force.

He married Ida M. Burke, the daughter of Stephen John Burke MRCS. He died on 8th July 1942, aged 74. He was survived by his wife, their son and three daughters.

Bond, Edmund Delafosse

  • Person
  • 1877-1902

Educated at Clifton, Bristol. Studied natural sciences at Keble College, Oxford.

Student at St George's Hospital 1897. MA, MB Bch Oxon, MRCS, LRCP. House physician at St George's Hospital.

Died 1 Jul 1902, aged 25.

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