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English, T. Crisp

  • Person
  • 1878-1949

Born in London, the son of Thomas Johnston English, MRCS.

Educated at Westminster School and St George's Hospital. Royal College of Physicians Murchison scholarship 1900; Royal College of Surgeons Jacksonian prize 1902. Fellowship of RCS 1903; Hunterian professor 1904. Assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital 1904-1912, surgeon 1912; lecturer on surgery in the medical schoold.

Captain in RAMC territorial force 1913; served as medical officer in charge of troops at the Tower of London, and with the British Expeditionary Force in France; promoted to consulting surgeon to the Army with the rank of colonel AMS in 1917; served with the British forces at Salonika and Italy. CMG 1917; knighthood 1917. Member of the Army Medical Board until 1933. Consulting surgeon to Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital, Millbank; Royal Hospital, Chelsea; King Edward VII's Hospital for Officers. Knight of Grace and member of the Chapter-General of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Consulting surgeon to the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the Grosvenor Hospital for Women, Queen Charlotte's Hospital and Beckenham Hospital. Private practice at 82 Brook Street, London. Active in the British Medical Association and Goldsmiths' Company. Published on surgery.

Married Annie Gaunt McLeod in 1905; they had a daughter. Died 25 Aug 1949, aged 71, at his country house, Chilton Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk.

Dickinson, William Lee

  • Person
  • 1863-1904

Son of William Howship Dickinson, physician at St George's. Educated at Winchester and Caius College, Cambridge.

Studied medicine at St George's Hospital; qualified 1886, MB 1890; 'junior roles'. Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1894; lecturer on forensic medicine 1898.

Assistant physician at the Hospital for Sick Children 1889-1894. Spent several months in 1898 in South Africa due to pulmonary tuberculosis.

Died at Tintagel, Cornwall, in 1904, aged 40.

Comerford, Beaumont Harry

  • Person
  • 1865-1947

Born in London, baptised in Saint George's Church, Hanover Square. Educated at Sherborne School.

Student at St George's Hospital; MRCS and LRCP 1887. MD and DPH at Durham University in 1904. Senior house surgeon, house physician and obstetric asssistant at St George's Hospital. Returned to St George's during WWI as surgeon to the out-patient department, where he worked for four years without a break, and was appointed honorary governor of the hospital.

Resident medical officer at the Chelsea Hospital for Women. Clinical assistant at the Victoria Hospital for Children. Honorary medical officer for the National Children's Adoption Society. Private practice at Chester Square and Ashley Gardens.

Married Elizabeth Frances Shaw Woodgate in 1905; they had a son, Richard Eric Woodgate Beaumont Comerford, who also studied at St George's and became an anaesthetist. B.H. Comeford died 15 Jul 1947 in London.

Evans, Arthur Owen

  • Person
  • 1859-1919

Born 30th July 1859. Educated at St George's Hospital and took the diplomas of MRCS 1880 and LRCP Lond. in 1881.

After acting as house surgeon at Dewsbury Hospital he entered the Indian Medical Service as surgeon on 31st March 1883. After four years of military duty he was posted to civil employ in Burma, where he was for many years civil surgeon of Moulmein, and after his promotion to administrative rank, inspector-general of civil hospitals. He served in the Burma War 1885-1887, and received the Burma Medal.

Evans died at Lyndhurst, Hampshire, on 22nd February 1919 aged 59.

Cowell, T.W.

  • Person
  • ?

Listed as assistant apothecary at St George's Hospital in 1843.

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.

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.

Fedden, Walter Fedde

  • Person
  • 1878-1952

Born in Somerset. Educated at St Paul's School.

Studied at St George's Hospital, 1895; won Treasurer's prize, Pollock prize and the Thompson medal; graduated 1902. House physician, house surgeon, obstetric assistant at St George's Hospital; assistant surgeon 1906, surgeon and lecturer on surgery 1914, consulting surgeon 1934.

Surgeon at the Hampstead General Hospital, Bolingbroke Hospital in Wandsworth; consulting surgeon at the Victoria Hospital for Children, Chelsea. Examiner in surgery at the University of Cambridge and the University of London. During WWI, served in HMS China with the rank of surgeon-lieutenant RNVR. Private practice at 14 Welbeck Street.

Married Sybil Mary Haines in 1920; they had no children. Died suddenly 12 Mar 1952, aged 73 at home.

Fox, Wilfred Stephen

  • Person
  • 1875-1962

Born at Bromborough, the son of Henry Frederick and Ellen Maria (Watson) Fox. Educated at Marlborough, Trinity College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital.

After holding house posts and proceeding to his MD he decided to specialise in dermatology and spent some time at the St Louis Hospital in Paris. In 1906 he was appointed skin physician at St George's Hospital and a full member of staff. He worked at St George's Hospital for twenty years and also served as treasurer and first director of the venereal diseases clinic. He was also for a time assistant physician and lecturer in dermatology at the Seaman's Hospital, Greenwich, and on the staff of St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin. He also conducted a practice at his house in Grosvenor Street. On compulsory retirement in 1926 he became chairman of Duncan, Fox & Co., an import and export house. He drove ambulances in the first and second world war and he was evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940.

He died in 1962. His wife died in 1945. They had one son and a daughter.

Gamgee, Arthur

  • Person
  • 1841-1909

Son of veterinary surgeon and pathologist Joseph Gamgee, brother of surgeon Sampson Gamgee. Born in Florence, Italy. Educated at University College School in London. Studied medicine at Edinburgh University; MD 1862.

House physician at the Royal Infirmary. Assistant tothe professor of medical jurisprudence 1863. Physician to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children. Lecturer on physiology at Surgeons' Hall in Edinburgh. Fellow of the Royal Society aged 31. Worked in Germany at Heidelberg and Leipzig in 1871. Brackenbury professor of physiology at Owens College, Manchester 1873. Dean of the Medical School at Manchester. Physician to the Hospital for Consumption. Fullerian professor of physiology at the Royal Institution in London. Examiner for the Universities of Oxford and London. Consulting physician at St Leonards.

Assistant physician and lecturer on pharmacology at St George's Hospital 1887.

Resigned in 1889 due to ill health, settling in Switzerland after a year at Cambridge. Continued working as a consultant and researcher. Croonian lecturer at the Royal Society 1902.

Married Mary Louisa Clark in 1875; they had two daughters and one son. Returned to England before his death, and died while visiting Paris in 1909.

Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell

  • Person
  • 1853-1905

Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge; MA 1879, MD 1884. Attended the Army Medical School at Netley.

Student at St George's Hospital; house physician, medical registrar.

Worked at the Army Medical School. Physician's assistant at Brompton Hospital. Clinical assistant at Central Throat Hospital. Surgeon at Kensington Dispensary. Private practice at Kensington Square, initially with Mr Merriman.

Died of pleuropneumonia, aged 52 at Preston Candover.

Fenton, William James

  • Person
  • 1868-1957

Born at Aston Manor, Warwickshire on 24 December 1868. He was educated at the Leamington Collegiate School. He went to Caius College, Cambridge in 1887, and received his clinical training at St George's Hospital.

After graduation he held a number of appointments at St George's Hospital before joining the staff at Charing Cross and Brompton Hospitals. At Brompton he was in charge of the Chelsea Tuberculosis Dispensary from 1911. For some years Fenton was dean of Charing Cross Hospital Medical School and also dean of the Medical School at Brompton. He retired from the staff of Charing Cross in 1933, and from Brompton in 1939. On his retirement he was appointed consulting physician to both hospitals.

Fenton was an examiner in medicine for the Royal College of Physicians, Cambridge University, the University of Wales and the Society of Apothecaries of London. He was joint author with L.S.T Burrell of a textbook entitled Diseases of the Chest (1930).

He married Vivian Olive Ferguson, who died in 1930, and had one daughter and two sons. He died on his eighty-ninth birthday on 24th December 1957.

Gee, Adolphus John

  • Person
  • 1823-?

Born 1823 in Macclesfield, Cheshire.

Student at St George's Hospital, 1842. House surgeon 1848. He applied to the British India Office to become an Assistant Surgeon in 1849.

Harvey, Edward Robinson

  • Person
  • ?-1864

Educated at Christchurch College, Oxford. Studeud medicine at Edinburgh and at Jena, Germany for a year. Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1853. BA 1853, MA 1856, MB 1859, MD 1863. MRCP 1859.

Medical registrar and lecturer on physiological chemistry at St George's Hospital.

Died of tuberculosis at San Remo 24 Jan 1864, aged 32.

Hastings, Cecil William

  • Person
  • c.1830-?

Educated at Oxford. MRCP Lond 1857.

Demonstrator of anatomy at St George's Hospital; house surgeon 1853.

Physician at the Royal Pimlico Dispensary.

Fisher, Frederick Charles

  • Person
  • 1858-1918

Educated at King's College School and St George's Hospital. Ophthalmic and orthopaedic assistant and house surgeon at St George's Hospital.

Surgeon to the West Herts Hospital. Medical officer and public vaccinator to the King's Langley District of the Hemel Hempstead Union. Public vaccinator to the Abbots Langley District of the Watford Union. Member of the West Herts Medical Society. Private practice with Sydney Hartill.

Married Clara Elizabeth Mortimer in 1882; they had two daughters and two sons. The elder son was killed in action in 1914; the younger son succeeded his father in his medical practice.

Died of influenza 6 Nov 1918. Buried at King's Langley.

Frost, William Adams

  • Person
  • 1853-1935

Born in Notting Hill, London on 10th March 1853 to Charles Maynard Frost, FRCS. He was educated at Kensington Grammar School and entered St George's Hospital in 1872, where he was prizeman in 1874.

Frost served as House Surgeon at the North Staffordshire Infirmary, and then returned to St George's Hospital, where he was house surgeon and demonstrator of anatomy. Having decided to practice as an opthalmic surgeon he became a clinical assistant at Moorfields Hospital, and opthalmic registrar at St George's Hospital. In 1881 he was elected assistant opthalmic surgeon to the Hospital, and was surgeon from 1892 until his retirement in 1906. He was the first opthalmic surgeon at the Victoria Hospital for Children in Tite Street, Chelsea from 1887 to 1890. He won the Middlemore prize of the British Medical Association in 1882 and again in 1886, was honorary librarian of the Opthalmological Society, and was lecturer on opthalmic surgery at St George's Hospital. On his retirement he was made consulting opthalmic surgeon to St George's Hospital and to the Royal Westminster Opthalmic Hospital.

Frost married Minnie D. Anderson in 1881, they had no children. He died on the 25th October 1935 at Lansdowne Crescent, London.

Fyffe, William Kington

  • Person
  • 1863-1920

Born 1863 to Deputy Surgeon-General William Johnston Fyffe RAMC. He was educated at Cambridge and St George's Hospital, graduating BA in 1885 and MB and BC in 1890, also taking the LSA in 1890, and the MRCP Lond. in 1893.

Fyffe served as house physician and medical registrar at St George's Hospital, and later assistant physician and pathologist at the Victoria Park Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. He went to New Zealand where he settled in practice at Wellington. He served at Gallipoli as medical officer with the 4th New Zealand contingent.

Fyffe died at Wellington, New Zealand, on 3rd April 1920.

Gardner, James Cardwell

  • Person
  • 1864-?

Educated at Rugby and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1889. BA, MB BC 1893.

House surgeon and house physician at St George's Hospital 1895.

Union medical officer, Amersham, Buckshire. Certifying factory surgeon. Fellow of the Society of Medical Officers of Health. Medical officer of health for Amersham.

Haward, John Warrington

  • Person
  • 1841-1921

Studied medicine at St George's Hospital 1860-1863, MRCS and LRCP 1863-1864. Demonstrator of anatomy 1867-1870, surgical registrar 1870-72, demonstrator of morbid anatomy and curator of museum 1873-1875. Assistant surgeon and surgeon to the otrhopaedic department 1875-1880, surgeon and lecturer on surgery and operative surgery 1880-1900. Consulting surgeon 1900, member of the Weekly Board, chairman of the Nursing Committee, treasurer of the Hospital Medical School.

House surgeon at Westminster Hospital 1864. Assistant surgeon to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street 1870. Surgeon to the Cripples' Nursery 1874-1882. Hunterian lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons. President of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society, vice-president of the Clinical and Pathological Societies, president of the Surgical Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. Served on the committee of the Charity Organization Soxiety, on the Mansion House Committee on 'The Dwellings of the Poor', on the Invalid Children's Association and the Society for the Relief of Widows and Orphans of Medical Men. Private practice in London.

Married Amy Caecilia Nicholls in 1876; they had two sons. Retired to Berkhamsted. Died 20 Aug 1921.

Ewart, George Arthur

  • Person
  • 1886-1942

Son of James Cossar Ewart, surgeon and Regius Professor of Natural History at Edinburgh University, and Edith Sophia Turner, daughter and sister of fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons. Educated at Edinburgh Academy, Clifton College, Edinburgh University and Christ's College, Cambridge; studied natural sciences.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1909; won several prizes and scholarships. House physician to Sir Humphry Rolleston, house surgeon to Sir Crisp English, surgical registrar at St George's Hospital. Assistant surgeon 1914, surgeon and lecturer in operative and practical surgery. Surgeon to the Atkinson Morley Convalescent Hospital.

Surgeon to the Rupture Society. Consulting surgeon to the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth. Fellow of the Association of Surgeons. Captain, RAMC(T) and later major during the First World War; served at the 54th General Hospital in France and at the 4th London General Hospital at the Duke of York's Headquarters. Private practice.

Married in 1914 his first cousin Dorothy Turner, daughter of Sir George Turner, surgeon to St George's Hospital; they had two daughters and a son. Died following a very short illness on 2 Oct 1942, aged 56, in Weybridge.

Grimsdale, Harold Barr

  • Person
  • 1866-1942

Born in Liverpool, son of obstetrician T.F. Grimsdale. Educated at Winchester and Caius College, Cambridge.

Studied medicine at St George's Hospital and was one of the founders and first editors of the Hospital Gazette. MB Cambridge 1892. House physician and ophthalmic registrar at St George's Hospital; assistant ophthalmic surgeon 1894; ophthalmic surgeon 1906, consulting ophthalmic surgeon. Teacher of anatomy.

Clinical ophthalmic assistant at Moorfields under William Lang. FRCS 1894. Worked at the Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital. Council member and vice-president at the Ophthalmological Society. Private consulting practice. Published on ophthalmology. Surgeon to the Royal Normal College for the Blind and to the Artists' Annuity Fund and Governesses Benevolent Institution. Member of the Departmental Committee for the Blind.

Married Mabel Todd in 1903; they had no children. Died in 1942.

Handfield Jones, Charles

  • Person
  • 1819-1890

Born at Liverpool, the son of a retired naval captain. Educated at Rugby, St Catherine's College, Cambridge, and St George's Hospital. He graduated as BA in 1840 and MB in 1843.

In his early career, he researched the minute anatomy of the liver, and for this, at the age of thirty one, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. The following year he was appointed to the staff of St Mary's Hospital. He co-authored a Manual of Pathological Anatomy (1854). At the Royal College of Physicians he delivered the Lumleian Lectures in 1865 and became a Censor, and in 1888 Vice-President.

He married Louisa Holt and they had two sons. He died in London.

Hart, Ernest Abraham

  • Person
  • 1835-1898

Born in Knightsbridge, London. Son of Septimus Hart, dentist. Educated at City of London school. Unable to attend university as a Jew, despite his scholarly prowess making him eligible for the University of Cambridge, he was allowed to transfer his scholarship to study medicine.

Student at St George's Hospital and Samuel Lane's school of medicine. Demonstrator of anatomy and surgical registrar at St George's Hospital.

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons 1856. House surgeon at St Mary's Hospital. Worked at William Coulson's general practice in Frederick Place, Old Jewry. Junior surgeon at the West London Hospital 1859; surgeon 1860. Ophthalmic surgeon at St Mary's Hospital 1863, aural surgeon 1865, dean of the medical school 1863. Assistant at the Lancet. Editor of the British Medical Journal 1866 and life-long advocate of the British Medical Association. Advisor and editor at Smith, Elder & Co, including periodicals Medical Record and Sanitary Record. President of the Harveian Society of London 1868. Honorary degree of DCL by the University of Durham 1893.

Worked to improve the social position of the medical profession, including the conditions of naval assistant surgeons and military medical officers. Involved in sanitary reforms, including the conditions at workhouse infirmaries and barrack schools; he also exposed in 1872 baby farming practices and advocated the National Health Society, the abatement of smoke nuisance in large towns, better training and regulation for plumbers, the benefits of vaccination and medical education for women. Founded Medical Sickness, Annuity and Life Assurance Society in 1883. Collector of art. Published widely, including on diphtheria, hypnotism and public health.

Married Rosetta Levy in 1855 and Alice Rowlands in 1872; they had no children. Died in Brighton 1898; cremated at Woking.

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