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Hewett, Prescott Gardner

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  • 1812-1891

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

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School. House surgeon 1838, demonstrator of anatomy and the first curator of the museum at St George's Hospital, possibly in 1840[?]. Hewett set up the system for recording post mortem examinations at the hospital. Lecturer on anatomy 1845. Assistant surgeon 1848-1861, surgeon 1861-1875, consulting surgeon 1875-1891.

FRCS 1843. President of the Pathological Society of London and the Clinical Society. 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.

Specialisms: 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. He gifted his collection of water colour paintings 'to the nation' in 1891.

Johnstone, Athol Archibald Wood

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  • 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 March 1902 in Brighton.

Barclay, Andrew Whyte

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  • 1817-1884

Born in Fife. Educated at the Royal High School, Edinburgh. Spent a winter as a medical student at the Westminster Hospital. Qualified in 1838 and spent time in Germany, Italy, Switzerland and France before studying at Caius College, Cambridge 1842; MB 1847.

Medical registrar at St George's Hospital 1847, assistant physician 1857, physician 1862-1882, consulting physician, lecturer on materia medica and physic.

Lumleian lecturer, censor, Harveian orator and treasurer at the Royal College of Physicians. President of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society 1881. Published 'Manual of Medical Diagnosis' 1851, and on heart disease. Chelsea's first medical officer of health, examiner on sanitary science in Cambridge.

Died at Stevenage.

Dickinson, William Howship

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  • 1832-1913

Born in Brighton and educated at Caius College, Cambridge and St George's Hospital; graduated in 1859.

Curator of the museum at St George's Hospital 1859, with further junior posts; assistant physician 1866-1874, physician 1874-1894, consulting physician 1894-1913.

Assistant physician at the Hospital for Sick Children 1861-1869, physician 1869-1874. Censor and curator of the museum at the Royal College of Physicians; Croonian lecturer, Harveian orator. Examiner at the Royal College of Surgeons and at the universities of Cambridge, London and Durham.

Specialised in kidney diseases and children's diseases.

Married in 1861 Laura Wilson, daughter of James Arthur Wilson, physician at St George's Hospital; they had four daughters and two sons, including William Lee Dickinson, who also studied medicine at St George's Hospital. Died 9 Jan 1913.

Rogers, George Goddard

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  • ?-1897

Born in Newport Pagnell. Studied medicine at St Andrew's University. MRCS 1855, MRCP 1859.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1852. Medical registrar at St George's Hospital in the 1850s.

Physician at the West London Hospital and the Royal Hospital for the Diseases of the Chest. Medical inspector at HM Privy Council.

Died 23 Apr 1897.

Griffiths, Herbert Tyrrell

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  • 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 Medical School; 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.

Slater, Charles

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  • 1856-1940

Son of N. Slater of Southport. Educated at Clifton College, 1873-1875, Studied at St John's College, Cambridge. MRSC 1884. MB Cantab. 1885. MA.

Medical registrar at St George's Hospital 1887. Lecturer in chemistry and bacteriology at St George's Hospital Medical School. Bacteriologist and lecturer in bacteriology 1895. Consulting bacteriologist 1915.

Moved to Tunbridge Wells 1918. Reader in bacteriology at the University of London. Fellow of the Royal Society and Medical Society of London. Joint editor of 'Review of Bacteriology'. Published 'Atlas of Bacteriology' with E.J. Spitta and 'Principles of Elementary Chemistry'.

Died at Tunbridge Wells in 1940, aged 83.

Whipham, Thomas Tillyer

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  • 1839-1917

Educated at Rugby and Oriel College, Oxford, graduating in 1861.

Studied medicine at St George's, BM 1866. Demonstrator of anatomy 1869, curator of the museum 1870, assistant physician 1872-1876, physician 1876-1896, consulting physician 1896-1917; dean of the medical school 1888-1893. First visiting physician at Atkinson Morley's Convalescent Home, Wimbledon in 1874.

Specialisms: Laryngology

Examiner in medicine for Oxford University. Senior censor at the Royal College of Physicians. Prime arden of the Goldsmiths' Company.

Married Florence Tanqueray; they had one son. Retired to Devon in 1904. Died 3 Nov 1917.

Bennett, William Henry

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  • 1852-1931

Born at Chilmark, near Salisbury.

Educated at Weymouth College and St George's Hospital, 1869 after a year with a GP in the country. Won the Henry Charles Johnson prize for anatomy at St George's Hospital and various other prizes; demonstrator of anatomy 1871. Founded the 'Students' Journal and Hospital Gazette', 1873.

Surgical registrar at St George's Hospital 1877. Travelled as Sir Watkin Wynn's medical attendant. Appointed the first chloroformist of St George's Hospital 1879, a duty previously taken care of by the apothecary. Assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital 1880-1887, surgeon 1887-1905, consulting surgeon 1906-1931; governor and member of the house committee following his retirement in 1905; lecturer of surgery 1877-1899. Visiting surgeon at at Atkinson Morley's Convalescent Home, Wimbledon.

Examiner in anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons 1884-1893. Member of the Court of Examiners 1897-1902. Inspector of anatomy for the metropolis. KCVO in 1901. Served at the British Red Cross and the Order of St John during World War I; appointed Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. Commander of the Royal Order of the Redeemer of Greece. Chairman of the Invalid Children's Association. President of the Institute of Hygiene and of the Illuminating Engineers Society.

Married Isobel Lloyd Dickinson (d.1911) and Gladys Florence Hartigan of Monkstown, Co Dublin and St Leonards-on-Sea in 1914 (d.1949). Died in London at 3 Hyde Park Place 24 Dec 1931.

Blagden, Robert

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  • 1825-1898

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1844; MRCS 1849. Surgical registrar and surgeon at St George's Hospital.

Surgeon at St James's Dispensary. Moved to Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1861. Honorary assistant surgeon at Gloucestershire Volunteers. Moved to Minchinhampton near Stroud in 1890. Surgeon at Minchinhampton Dispensary.

Died at Teddington 22 Oct 1898, aged 73.

Bright, George Charles

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  • 1840-1922

The son of Richard Bright F.R.C.P, G.C. Educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, were he graduated with first-class honours in natural science in 1863.

He studied medicine at St George's Hospital, and also at Edinburgh and Paris. His first practice was in London and he held appointments at St George's Hospital as lecturer on comparative anatomy, and at St George's and St James's Dispensary as physician.

He married in 1869 and soon after left London for the continent. He practiced for a time in Dresden but in 1875 settled permanently in Cannes. One of the subjects of his research was the condition of the air in hospital wards. He died on 21st January 1922 in Cannes, survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bull, William Henry

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  • ?-1921

Educated at St George's Hospital and took the diplomas of M.R.C.S in 1874 and of L.R.C.P. Lond. in 1875. He took the F.R.C.S. Edin in 1882. House surgeon and assistant surgical registrar at St George's Hospital until he went into practice at Stony Stratford.

He held the Volunteer Decoration, and in 1913 he was appointed honorary surgeon to the king. He was a Knight of Grace of the Order of St John of Jerusalem and an honorary associate, lecturer and examiner for the St John Ambulance Association. He was a member of the British Medical Association and had been president of the South Midland Branch. He became a member of the Naval and Military Committee of the British Medical Association in October 1913. For many years was a member of the Bucks Territorial Force Association and was appointed country director of the Bucks branch of the British Red Cross Society.

Died at Stony Stratford on 14th August 1921. His son, Lieutenant G.J.O Bull, 2nd Field Company, East Lancashire was killed in the Dardanelles on 8th July 1915.

Carter, Henry Vandyke

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  • 1831-1897

Born in Hull, the eldest son of the painter Henry Barlow Carter and Eliza Barlow. He grew up in Scarborough and was educated at Hull Grammar School and St George's Hospital School of Medicine, where he started in 1847. He qualified M.R.C.S., L.S.A. in 1852, and spent a year in Paris following his studies.

On his return to London in 1853 he began studying human and comparative anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons. During this time he also worked as a demonstrator at St George's Hospital until July 1857. In 1853 he was commissioned to make anatomical drawings for St George's Hospital School of Medicine. He obtained his Bachelor of Medicine at St George's Hospital School of Medicine in 1854, a degree he had initially failed the previous year.

He met Henry Gray at St George's around 1850, and worked with him to illustrate his books, most famously in 1856-1857 Gray's proposed anatomical textbook, which was to be known later as 'Gray's Anatomy'. Gray, however, did not credit Carter for his work on 'On the Structure and Use of the Spleen', 1851, and there were disagreements about acknowledgments as well as pay for Carter's later work.

In 1858 Carter moved to India and joined the Bombay Medical Service, where he became Professor of Anatomy and Physiology at Grant Medical College. He also worked as Assistant-Surgeon in the Jamsetjee Jheejeebhoy Hospital. Between 1863 and 1872 he was Civil Surgeon in Satara. He returned to Europe briefly in 1872 to study leprosy in Norway and elsewhere. Returning to India in 1875, he investigated leprosy in Kathiawar. In 1876 he was put in charge of Goculdas Tejpal Hospital in Bombay, and in 1877 he became Principal of Grant Medical College and Physician of Jamsetjee Jheejeebhoy Hospital.

His publications made important contributions to tropical pathology, particularly in relation to leprosy, mycetoma, and relapsing fever. They include 'The Microscopic Structure and Mode of Formation of Urinary Calculi' (1873), 'On Mycetoma or the Fungus Disease of India' (1874), 'Report on Leprosy and Leper Asylums of Norway' (1874), 'On Leprosy and Elephantiasis' (1874), 'Modern Indian Leprosy' (1876), and 'Spirillum Fever: Synonyms Famine or Relapsing Fever as Seen in Western India' (1882)

He retired with the rank of Deputy Surgeon General in 1888 and became Honorary surgeon to the queen in 1890. He died at Scarborough on 4 May 1897.

Dakin, William Radford

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  • 1860-1935

Born in 1860, the son of John Dakin, JP. Educated at Owens College Manchester and later Guy's Hospital where he graduated as MB, BS in 1882.

After holding house appointments at Guy's Hospital and the General Lying-In Hospital, he was elected physician to the Royal Hospital for Women and Children in 1885 and obstetric physician to the Great Northern Hospital in 1887. In 1891 he was made obstetric physician and lecturer on midwifery at St George's Hospital, before later returning to the General Lying-In Hospital as physician.

He examined in midwifery for Oxford University and the Conjoint Board and in 1897 produced a Handbook of Midwifery. He was president of the Obstetrical Society of London in 1905-06. He emerged from retirement to serve as a surgeon with the French Army in the First World War, receiving the Legion of Honour an the Croix de Guerre.

In 1892 he married Sylvia, daughter of F.T. Lewis, but had no children. He died in a London nursing home in 1935.

Davidson, William Marshall

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  • ?-1905

Born in Maida Vale, London.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1884. MB Lond 1890, MRCS, LRCP 1889. MD London, MRCP. House physician at St George's Hospital 1889, medical registrar 1898, anesthetist.

Consulting physician at the Convent of the Good Shepherd, Hammersmith. Prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons. RMO at the Royal National Hospital for Consumption, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Died 19 Oct 1905.

Fox, Wilfred Stephen

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  • 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

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  • 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.

Hooper, John Henry

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  • 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.

Myers, Arthur Thomas

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  • 1851-1894

Born at Keswick on 16th April 1851, the son of a clergyman. He was educated at Cheltenham and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he took a first class in classics and a second in natural sciences.

Myers did his clinical training at St George's Hospital, qualifying as LSA in 1879, and then held house appointments there. He obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1881 and was made a Fellow of the College of Physicians in 1893. Myers suffered from attacks of an epileptic nature which prevented him from receiving a position on the staff of a teaching hospital. He was physician to the Belgrave Hospital for Children. His chief interest was in psychical research.

Myers died on 10th January 1894.

Pendlebury, Herbert Stringfellow

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  • 1870-1953

Born in Wigan, the son of a clothing manufacturer. Educated at St John's College, Grimsargh, near Preston, and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Studied natural sciences.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School Medical School 1895; house surgeon and house physician 1898; surgical registrar and demonstrator of anatomy 1899; assistant surgeon 1900-1905; surgeon 1905.

Consulting surgeon at the Royal Waterloo Hospital for Women and Children and the Kensington Dispensary and Children's Hospital. Private practice at 44 Brook Street, London. Examiner at Cambridge University, the Society of Apothecaries and the Court of Examiners. The first honorary secretary of the newly amalgamated Royal Society of Medicine 1907; later honorary treasurer and honorary fellow. The first honorary secretary of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. Served on the Council of Medical Society of London.

Married Lilian Dorothea Lane, who died in 1921. They had one son, John, who became an archeologist and was killed in Greece in 1942. Pendlebury's second marriage was in 1935 to Mabel Webb (d.1959). Retired to Malvern. Died in Malvern 21 April 1953, aged 82.

Sparrow, Hugh Gordon

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  • 1886-?

Grandson of Robert Pennington Sparrow (d.1866), who was also a surgeon and Student at St George's Hospital Medical School in 1843. Born on the Isle of Wight. Educated at Eastman's Royal Navy Academy, University of London and University of Durham.

MRCS, LRCP 1915.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1910. Medical registrar, house surgeon and house physician at St George's Hospital.

Worked at John Leigh Neurological Hospital in Cheshire. Assistant MO 1919-1920. Temporary captain RAMC. Deputy commissioner of medical services in the North Western Region. Neurologist and psychiatrist.

Waller, Wathen Ernest

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  • 1886-1958

Born in 1886, the son of Colonel Stanier Waller and Sophia Louisa Willes. Educated at Marlborough College. He graduated from Oxford University in 1912 with a Bachelor of Medicine and in 1921 with a Doctor of Medicine. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1921. He practiced in Oxford before he took a resident appointment at St George's Hospital.

He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the Iraq Campaign. He returned to Oxford, and practiced there until around 1926 when he moved to Rustington where he remained in practice for the rest of his life.

He married Mary Anne Cameron in 1922. He died in 1958 aged 72.

Sturges, Octavius

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  • 1833-1894

Educated at King's College School and East India Company's Military College; Bombay Artillery 1852. Served in India and Aden, and resigned due to ill health in 1857. Studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, BA 1861, MB 1862, and St George's Hospital.

Worked as a medical registrar St George's Hospital from 1863.

Assistant physician at the Westminster Hospital 1868, physician 1875, lecturer 1868-1893. Assistant physician at the Hospital for Sick Children 1873, physician 1884. Lecturer and Censor at the Royal College of Physicians, 1894; fellow of RCP in 1870. Examiner in medicine at Cambridge.

Specialisms: Pneumonia, chorea.

Died in an accident in London in 1894, knocked down by a hansom cab. He was unmarried

Bostock, Marian Noel

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  • 1891-1975

Grew up in Victoria, Canada. Daughter of Hewitt Bostock. British Columbia senator. Sent to school in England aged 15, educated at Prior's Field, Godalming.

Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1914. MB, BS Lond 1917. MRCS, LRCP 1917. Surgical registrar, house surgeon, obstetric assistant and resident anaesthetist at St George's Hospital.

House physician at Queen's Hospital for Children in Hackney. Missionary in India in 1922-1934, where she met her husband Victor Sherman. They moved to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, where she founded the Humanist League of Canada. Chairperson of the mental hygiene committee for the Canadian Council of Women. Canadian Humanist of the Year 1975.

Dancy, John Horace

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  • 1890-?

Educated at Ramsgate and St Laurence College. Student at St George's Hospital Medical School 1911. MB, BS Lond 1919. MRCS, LRCP 1914.

Senior clinical assistant at Victoria Park Chest Hospital and National Hospital for the Diseases of Heart. Assistant medical officer at Downs Sanatorium, Sutton. Temporary captain at RAMC, 1914-16, took part in Gallipoli landing. General practice in Shepherd's Bush 1919-1928, in Brighton 1929-1934 and in Richmond 1934.

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