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Goldsmith, George Pocock

  • Person
  • 1837-?

Born in Knightsbridge, London. Educated at Western Grammar School, Brompton and King's College, London.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1856. MRCS, LSA 1861. Obstetric assistant at St George's Hospital. MD Durham 1877.

Consulting physician at Bedford Cottage Hospital. Prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons.

Retired in 1918. His son G.H. Goldsmith was also a Student at St George's Hospital Medical School (student no 5825).

Francis, Francis Philip

  • Person
  • ?-1882

Born in Colchester.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1842. MRCS 1847, LSA 1848. House surgeon 1849.

Returned to Colchester in 1861. Died 9 Nov 1882

Hale, Geoffrey Edward

  • Person
  • ?-1904

Educated at Eton College and Cambridge University. BA 1887, MB, BC 1891.

Student at St George's Hospital. MRCS, LRCP 1891.

Assistant demonstrator in anatomy and physiology at Cambridge. Practice in Eton. Member of the Eton College Medical Board. Honorary secretary of Medical Officers of Schools Association.

Died 31 Dec 1904 at Eton.

Hawkins, Caesar Henry

  • Person
  • 1798-1884

Grandson of Sir Caesar Hawkins (1711-1786), surgeon at St George's Hospital and serjeant-surgeon to George II and George III. Born in Gloucestershire. Sent to Christ's Hospital (the Bluecoat School), 1807-1813 following his father's death.

Apprenticed to Mr Sheppard of Hampton Court, medical attendant to the Duke of Clarence (later King William IV). Student at St George's Hospital 1818, under Sir Everard Home and Benjamin Brodie. Studied chemistry at the Royal Institution under Michael Faraday. Taught anatomy at the Hunterian or Windmill Street School of Medicine.

Assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital 1829, surgeon 1829-1861, consulting surgeon 1861-1884.

Serjeant-surgeon to Queen Victoria 1862, the fourth member of his family in the office. Member of the council, examiner, vice-president and Hunterian orator at the Royal College of Surgeons; chairman of the Midwifery Board; representative of the RCS on the General Medical Council; trustee of the Hunterian Museum; FRS 1856.

Successfully performed ovariotomy in 1846. Published widely, including on tumours and rabies.

Married twice, to Miss Dolbel and to Ellen Rouse, no children. Died 20 Jul 1884 home at 26 Grosvenor Street.

Fuller, Henry William

  • Person
  • 1820-1873

Born in London, the son of surgeon Henry Peter Fuller; his brother William Fuller was also a student at St George's Hospital (student no 4141, 1844). Educated at Rugby and Caius College, Cambridge and St George's Hospital.

MB, St George's Hospital 1843; assistant physician 1848-1857, physician 1857-1873.

Worked at the North London Hospital for Consumption and the School for Indigent Blind. Member of the Harveian Society. Gave the Lumleian Lectures in 1866. Censor of the Royal College of Physicians. Private practice in London.

Specialisms: rheumatism

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.

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.

Hooper, John Henry

  • Person
  • 1834-1910

Born in London. Educated at King's College School and St George's Hospital. MRCS 1858, LSA 1856.

House surgeon at St George's Hospital 1857, obstetric assistant 1858-1860. Member of the Pathological Society of London.

Emigrated to New Zealand. in 1861. Assistant surgeon to the medical officer to the British Army and to the Auckland Cavalry Volunteers. Surgeon to the Auckland Rifle Brigade Volunteers. Surgeon to the Auckland Dispensary. Surgeon at the Auckland Hospital.

Married Elizabeth Morrow in 1862, and Frances Etta Mary Butt in 1902. He had two children. Died 6 Dec 1910 in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hewett, Prescott Gardner

  • Person
  • 1812-1891

Born near Doncaster, the son of a country gentleman. Studied art in Paris, intending to become a painter, but choosing to study surgery instead.

Student at St George's Hospital. Demonstrator of anatomy and curator of the museum at St George's Hospital 1840. Lecturer on anatomy 1845. Assistant surgeon 1848-1861, surgeon 1861-1875, consulting surgeon 1875-1891.

President of the Pathological Society of London and the Clinical Society. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons 1874; Arris and Gale Professor of Human Anatomy and Physiology, member of the council, chairman of the Board of Examiners in Midwifery, vice-president and president of the Royal College of Surgeons. Surgeon-extraordinary to Queen Victoria 1867, sergeant-surgeon extraordinary 1877 and sergeant surgeon following Caesar Hawkins 1884. Surgeon to Prince of Wales, afterwards King Edward VII. Baronet 1883.

Specilisms: Anatomy, head injuries.

Married Sarah Cowell in 1849; they had two daughters and one son. Died 19 Jun 1891 at Horsham, where he had retired to.

Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood

  • Person
  • 1820-1902

Also known as Athol Johnson; son of Dr James Johnson, physician to King William IV, whose surname was by error spelt Johnson instead of Johnstone. Athol Johnstone reverted to the original spelling after the death of his father.

Studied medicine at St George's Hospital. House surgeon 1845, demonstrator of anatomy, lecturer on physiology and general anatomy at St George's Hospital. He did not stand for the vacancy of assistant surgeon following the death of Henry Gray in 1861, but moved to Brighton.

Surgeon to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. Surgeon to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for children with hip Disease. Surgeon to the St James's Dispensary. Surgeon to the Brighton and Sussex Throat and Ear Hospital, the Invalid Gentlewomen's Home and to the Brighton Battery of the Royal Naval Artillery.

Married twice. died 16 Mar 1902 in Brighton.

Jervis, Arthur

  • Person
  • 1863-?

Born in London. Educated at Epsom College 1875-1880.

Student at St George's Hospital 1881. MRCS, LRCP 1885. MB, BS Dunelm 1889. House physician at St George's Hospital 1886.

House surgeon at Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich. Captain, RAMC, 1917. MD, Durham 1897, DPH Cantab. 1895.

Jex-Blake, Arthur John

  • Person
  • 1873-1957

Educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford in classics; graduated in 1894.

Studied chemistry before studying medicine at St George's. Awarded various prizes and the Radcliffe travelling fellowship, which allowed him to visit Vienna, Copenhagen and Baltimore.

Worked at the Victoria Hospital for Children and Brompton Hospital. Goulstonian lecturer. During the First World War, served as major in the RAMC in France.

Married Lady Muriel Herbert in 1920 (d.1951); they lived in Kenya for the rest of their lives. They had one daughter.

Hunt, Edward Lewis

  • Person
  • 1871-?

Educated at Merchant Taylors' School. Brother of L.C. Hunt, also a Student at St George's Hospital Medical School.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1890. MRCS, LRCP 1897. MB, BS Lond 1912. DPH Cantab 1909.

Assisatant bacteriologist and bacteriologist at St George's Hospital. Assistant lecturer in bacteriology and lecturer in clinical pathology at St George's Hospital Medical School.

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Clinical pathologist at Mount Vernon Hospital. Government inspector on anti-plague in Bombay Presidency, India in 1900-1901. Medical officer at Mangaldai Medical Association, Assam. Government special plague dury 1897-1898 and 1899-1901.

Hope, James

  • Person
  • 1801-1841

Born in Stockport, the son of a merchant and manufacturer. Educated at Macclesfield Grammar School and Edinburgh University, and briefly at St Bartholomew's Hospital. Graduated in 1825, and spent a year in Paris and touring Europe. LRCP 1828.

Private practice in London. Physician to the Marylebone Infirmary in 1831.

Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1834-1839, physician 1839-1841. Lecturer at St George's Medical School and at Aldersgate Street Medical School.

Specialisms: Heart. Early exponent of auscultation. Principal publication 'A Treatise on the diseases of the Heart and Great Vessels', 1832 and 'Principles and Illustrations of Morbid Anatomy 1833-1834.

Married historian Anne Fulton. They had one son, Theodore Hope. Died of tuberculosis in 1835, aged 34.

Higgins, Hubert

  • Person
  • ?-1952

Student at St George's Hospital 1884. House surgeon at St George's Hospital 1888.

House surgeon and assistant surgeon at Addenbrooke's Hospital. Demonstrator of anatomy at the University of Cambridge. Private practice in Surrey.

Jaffray, Francis

  • Person
  • 1861-1919

Born in Adelaide, Australia. Educated at St Peter's College, Adelaide.

Moved to London to start a business, and entered St George's Hospital as a student in 1885. House surgeon 1891, ophthalmic and orthopaedic assistant. Resident medical officer 1892-1897, superintendent and visiting surgeon at the Atkinson Morley Convalescent Home, Wimbledon. Surgical registrar and demonstrator of anatomy 1897, assistant surgeon 1898, surgeon 1905. Lecturer on anatomy, lecturer to the nurses, dean of the Medical School. Consulting surgeon 1914.

Surgeon to the Belgrave Hospital for Children, the National Industrial Home for Crippled Boys in Kensington. Secretary to the Society for the Study of Diseases of Children.

Retired in 1914 due to ill health and moved to Fowey, Cornwall, where he was the honorary secretary to the Cottage Hospital and surgeon to the Fowey Auxiliary Hospital for wounded officers. Died in Fowey 20 May 1919.

Jones, Lawrence

  • Person
  • 1877-1949

Son of a vicar, educated at St Paul's School.

Studied medicine at St George's Hospital 1895. House surgeon, house physician, surgical registrar and obstetric assistant at St George's Hospital; assistant surgeon and lecturer in operative surgery 1905.

Clinical assistant at St Peter's Hospital for Stone. Assistant surgeon at the Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich. Teacher of operative surgery at the London School of Clinical Medicine.

Gave up most of his work in 1910 due to ill health. Chief examining surgeon to the Great Central Railway 1919. Served in the Observer Corps during the Second World War.

Never married. Died at home at Beaconsfield 11 Jul 1949, aged 71.

Keyser, Charles Ralph

  • Person
  • 1874-1910

Educated at St George's Hospital. He was assistant to the opthalmic surgeon and to the surgical registrar, demonstrator of anatomy and of operative surgery, assistant to the medical registrar and the dental surgeon, assistant house surgeon, assistant house physician; then house surgeon, house physician, and surgical registrar.

In 1893 he was Prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons and Clinical Assistant at the Victoria Hospital for Children, Chelsea. At the time of his death Keyser was senior assistant surgeon at the Cancer Hospital, London, and consulting surgeon at the Eliot Memorial Cottage Hospital, Haywards Heath.

Latham, Arthur Carlyle

  • Person
  • 1867-1923

Born at Cambridge, the son of P.W. Latham, FRCP, Downing professor of medicine and his wife Jemima McDiarmid. Educated at Fettes, and passed a year at Edinburgh University before attending Balliol College, Oxford, where he obtained first class honours in natural science in 1892. At the same time he was a member of King's College, Cambridge. He qualified from St George's Hospital in 1894, winning the Radcliffe travelling fellowship in 1895, and continued his studies at Vienna, Heidelberg and Berlin.

In 1898 he was promoted to Assistant Physician at St George's Hospital and Physician in 1905 became Physician. He served as Dean of the School from 1902-1904.

He was also Assistant Physician to the Victoria Hospital for Children from 1897 to 1900 and to the Brompton Hospital from 1900 to 1909, resigning from the latter on becoming Physician to the Mount Vernon Hospital for Tuberculosis. He was the author of The Diagnosis and Modern Treatment of Pulmonary Consumption (1903) and edited a System of Treatment (1912). He contibuted towards the foundation of the Royal Society of Medicine in 1907.

He died in Primrose Hill, London on 15 March 1923.

Lancaster, Ernest Le Cronier

  • Person
  • 1862-1945

Born in Clapton, London. Educated at Merchant Taylor's School and St John's College, Oxford; BA 1883, BMed and MA 1887. MRCS 1887.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1883; house physician 1888, obstetric assistant 1881, demonstrator of physiology 1886, demonstrator of anatomy 1889-1890.

Demonstrator in histology at the Royal College of Surgeons. Moved to Swansea in 1898. Pathologist and anaesthist at Swansea General and Eye Hospital, senior physician; consultant physiciant at Port Talbot General Hospital, Swansea and the Institution for the Blind. Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Lieutenant colonel, RAMC; served at the 3rd Western General Hospital in 1914-1918.

Conchologist; honorary curator of conchology at the Royal Institute of South Wales.

Holl, Harvey Buchanan

  • Person
  • 1820-1886

Son of William Holl of Brompton.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1845; MRCS 1847, LSA 1858. MD Aberdeen 1859. Returned to St George's Square in 1861.

Senior Physician acconcheur at the Royal Pimlico Dispensary. Civil surgeon at the British Hospital, Scutari. Resident surgeon at the York County Hospital. Corresponding member of the Imperial Society of Medicine, Constantinople. Member of Franklin Institute, Pennsylvania.

Died at Cheltenham 11 Sep 1886, aged 65.

Howse, Alfred

  • Person
  • 1827-1888

Son of William Howse of Titchborne St, SW London.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1845; MRCS 1849, LSA 1851. Surgical registrar at St George's Hospital.

Resident surgeon at the Western Dispensary and chief surgeon at Crimea Engineering Corps. Moved to Victoria Dock Road in 1861, Surgeon at Victoria Dock Works. Moved to Somerset in 1879.

Married Lucy Elizabeth Conroy. Their son, Sir Neville Reginald Howse, a surgeon, became Minister of Defence and Health and Minister of Repatriation in 1925-1928. Alfred Howse died 2 Jun 1888, and was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery.

Keate, Robert

  • Person
  • 1777-1857

Born at Laverton, Somerset to William Keate, rector. Educated at Bath Grammar School until 1792, when he was apprenticed to his uncle, Thomas Keate, who in 1798 was elected surgeon to St George's Hospital.

Keate entered St George's Hospital in 1793, and was made hospital mate in 1794 and deputy purveyor to the Forces in 1795. In 1798 he became a member of the Surgeons' Corporation and was appointed staff surgeon in the army. In 1800 he was appointed assistant surgeon to his uncle at St George's Hospital, where he succeeded him as surgeon in 1813. He held the post until 1853.

He was serjeant-surgeon extraordinary to King William IV and serjeant-surgeon to Queen Victoria in 1841. At the Royal College of Surgeons he was co-opted to the Court of Assistants in 1822 and president in 1831 and 1839. He acted as examiner from 1827-1855.

He married the youngest daughter of H. Ramus, by whom he had two sons and four daughters. He died in Hertford Street, Mayfair on 2 October 1857.

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