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Babington, George Gisborne

  • Person
  • 1795-1856

Born in Leicestershire.

Assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital 1829-1830, surgeon 1830-1843.

Surgeon at London Lock Hospital. Member of the Council at the Royal College of Surgeons 1836-1845, Hunterian Orator..

Speciality: Syphilitic diseases. Published on ulcers, sloughing sores and sexually transmitted diseases.

Married Sarah Anne Pearson of Golden Square in 1817. Died 1 Jan 1856 at home, 13 Queen's Gardens, Hyde Park

Cowell, T.W.

  • Person
  • ?

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

Cutler, Edward

  • Person
  • 1796-1874

Born at Wimborne, Dorset, the son of a clergyman. Entered the Navy, but abandoned it in favour of medicine due to ill health. Educated at Great Windmill Street and St George's Hospital.

Assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital 1834-1848, surgeon 1848-1861, consulting surgeon 1861-1874.

Assistant surgeon in the Life Guards 1821-1824. Assisted Sir Benjamin Brodie in his private practice. Surgeon and consulting surgeon at the Lock Hospital. Private practice.

Specialised in venereal diseases.

Married, with a son and a daughter. Retired in 1861. Died 7 Sep 1874 at home, 15 New Burlington Street.

Davis, George Augustus

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  • ?

MRCS 1840. House surgeon and surgeon at St George's Hospital. Surgeon at the St James's Dispensary. Private practice at 119 New Bond Street

Fuller, Henry William

  • Person
  • 1820-1873

Born in London, the son of surgeon Henry Peter Fuller. 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

Ghodse, Hamid

  • Person
  • 1938- 2012

Hamid Ghodse (1938- 2012) was born in Iran. He was the eldest son of a large family. His father was a civil servant and mother was headmistress, and he had many aunts all involved in education. Hamid first came to the UK in 1957 for a Scout Jubilee, celebrating the centenary of Baden Powell’s birth. His childhood nickname was “doctor” and was known among friends and family for his interest in psychology from his reading of books by Dostoyevski, Rousseau, Sartre and Freud. He was always interested in biology and the biological sciences so medicine met that interest more than any other subject. Hamid went on to study medicine at Tabriz University, Iran, and qualified as a doctor in 1965 and then came to the UK to work and then qualifying as a psychiatrist.

His addiction psychiatry career began with a placement at a Drug Dependency Units (DDU) at Hackney Hospital. Whilst there, he investigated the associations between opiate addiction and users’ dental problems, which led to his PhD. He then started to consider the medical indicators of drug misuse and designed a survey of the London casualty units that became very influential upon UK drug policy at the time, and the World Health Organization adopted the methodology as a practical means of monitoring the impact of drug abuse and related problems in A&E departments in many other countries.

In 1978 he took up an addiction psychiatry consultant/senior lecturer position at St George’s, where he would remain for the rest of his career, and was appointed in 1987 to the UK’s first chair in addictions. During his time at St George’s he established the Addictive Behaviour Academic Department that comprised hospital-based out-patients clinics, in-patient assessment, detoxification, recovery and rehabilitation wards, and community-based multidisciplinary therapeutic teams, and ran many educational courses and diplomas. On his retirement from the NHS set up the International Centre for Drug Policy at St George’s

Hamid as physician was (honorary) consultant to St George’s Drug Dependence Treatment Clinic and associated in patient units for over 25 years. From small, under resourced beginnings he tirelessly developed a comprehensive range of services and treatment programmes, including the first dedicated Drug and Alcohol Liaison Team, easy access community clinics in venues as diverse as Tooting Leisure Centre, and the High Support Team for the most challenging or complex cases. He was endlessly captivated by the kaleidoscope of pathology and behaviour that our patients could present with, and after retiring from clinical practice he continued to preside over the monthly Addictions Clinical Conference Forum, where his ability to dissect, analyse and reconstruct a case presentation was unrivalled. His compassion and supreme knowledge was an inspiration to us who worked with him. Respected by patients - for whom professorial status meant nothing - he was forever known by many as “Dr Godsie”. He was, of course, too polite to correct their mispronunciation!

His work with addicts led, in 1978, to a paper for the British Medical Journal on mortality among drug addicts in London. This instilled in him a belief that monitoring drug mortality data would contribute to the prevention and treatment of addiction, as well as informing policy. As a result he set up the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (np-SAD), which gathers information from a variety of voluntary sources to inform clinicians and policy makers on risks associated with premature death due to substance misuse

Hamid presided over a huge diversity of other aspects of academic medicine more widely through the NHS, the University, Department of Health, and the Home Office. From 2006-2009, he was Medical Director of the National Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards and he held Non-Executive Directorships of the National Patient Safety Agency and National Clinical Assessment Authority. He was also advisor to the Parliamentary and NHS Ombudsman, and Chair of the International Health Advisory Board of the Department of Health. University commitments included Chair of the Subject Panel of Psychiatry and coordinator of Higher Degrees Committee at the University of London, and visiting professor to Beijing University. In all these roles his ambition was to inculcate a fair and rigorous approach. The award of an honorary CBE in 1999 and a DSc by London University in 2002 acknowledged the outstanding contributions he had made to psychiatric services and academia during his professional career.

Furthermore his internationally led to him being a member of the United Nations International Narcotics Control Board from 1992 until his death, and in this period he was president 11 times. As Board president, he worked tirelessly and did much to ensure international cooperation among the community of nations in matters of international drug control, to which he brought his outstanding academic and scientific knowledge along with his excellent leadership and diplomatic skills.

Throughout his career Hamid was a prestigious author of over three hundred research articles, and author of several books the most well known being “Ghodse’s Drugs and Addictive Behaviour; A Guide to Treatment”. He was also the Editor of ‘International Psychiatry’ and a member of the editorial advisory board for the journal Addiction.

Hamid had two particular areas of interest, these being research into drug related deaths, and the need for education in addictions and substance misuse for health professionals. These two interests led to him setting up the National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths in 1997, and more latterly the Substance Misuse in the Undergraduate Medical Curriculum project, work which continues to this day.

Through his work at St George's he established himself as a leading figure in addiction science and achieved many of his hopes and aspirations, such as the establishment of a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and multi-professional training courses in addiction. A major achievement of this work was the development of national guidance on the teaching of Substance Misuse in Undergraduate Medical Education.

Throughout his career Hamid supported and encouraged the development of many professional activities at the Royal College of Psychiatrists including being the Chair of the Addictions Faculty, founding member of the Academic Faculty, and member of the Board of International Affairs. He was also the Chair (2002-20120), of the Professors of Psychiatry Club. In 2011 he received the Royal College of Psychiatrists Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contribution to addiction psychiatry.

Source: Christine Goodair (March 6th 2018). Goodair was a colleague of Ghodse at St George's, University of London.

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.

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.

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.

Hunter, John

  • GB/NNAF/P165880 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/P14923 )
  • Person
  • 13 February 1728 – 16 October 1793

John Hunter (1728-1793) came to London in 1748 at the age of 20 and worked as an assistant in the anatomy school of his elder brother William (1718-83), who was already an established physician and obstetrician. Under William's direction, John learnt human anatomy and showed great aptitude in the dissection and preparation of specimens. William also arranged for him to study under the eminent surgeons William Cheselden (1688-1752) and Percivall Pott (1714-88).

Hunter was commissioned as an army surgeon in 1760 and spent three years in France and Portugal. As well as developing new ideas on the treatment of common ailments - such as gunshot wounds and venereal disease - Hunter spent time collecting specimens of lizards and other animals. On his return to England in 1763 he began to build up his private practice. His scientific work was rewarded in 1767 when he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 1768 he was elected Surgeon to St George's Hospital, and in 1783 he moved to a large house in Leicester Square, which enabled him to take resident pupils and to arrange his collection into a teaching museum.

Hunter devoted all his resources to his museum. It included nearly 14,000 preparations of more than 500 different species of plants and animals. As his reputation grew, he was supplied with rare specimens such as kangaroos brought back by Sir Joseph Banks from James Cook’s voyage of 1768-71.

While most of his contemporaries taught only human anatomy, Hunter's lectures stressed the relationship between structure and function in all kinds of living creatures. Hunter believed that surgeons should understand how the body adapted to and compensated for damage due to injury, disease or environmental changes. He encouraged students such as Edward Jenner and Astley Cooper to carry out experimental research and to apply the knowledge gained to the treatment of patients.

By the 1780s Hunter enjoyed widespread recognition as the leading teacher of surgery of his time. However, the acclaim did little to mellow his blunt-speaking and argumentative nature. His temper was to be his downfall: Hunter died in 1793 after suffering a fit during an argument at St George's Hospital over the acceptance of students for training.

Hunter is today remembered as a founder of `scientific surgery'. He was unique in seeking to provide an experimental basis to surgical practice, and his museum is a lasting record of his pioneering work

Joe Bloggs

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  • Person
  • 2018-2019

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Johnson, Henry Charles

  • Person
  • 1808-1863

Educated at Great Windmill Street School. Student at St George's Hospital 1825.

House surgeon at St George's Hospital 1838, lecturer and demonstrator of anatomy at Kinnerton Street Medical School; taught Henry Gray. Assistant surgeon at St George's Hospital 1843-1853, surgeon 1853-1863.

Surgeon to the Pimlico Dispensary 1834, surgeon to the Asylum for the Blind and the School for the Indigent Blind.

Died of kidney disease on 28 Apr 1863 at 6 Savile Row. His brother Edmond founded a prize in memory of him in the medical school.

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.

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 came 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.

Lee, Henry

  • Person
  • 1817-1898

Studied at King's College, London, 1833, but transferred to St George's Hospital in 1834. He was (one of) the first surgical registrars at the hospital, and later curator of the museum and lecturer in physiology.

Assistant surgeon at King's College Hospital 1847. Surgeon to the Lock Hospital. Returned to St George's Hospital as assistant surgeon in 1861; surgeon 1868.

Received the Jacksonian Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons in 1849 for his dissertation on purulent deposits. Member of Council and Hunterian Professor at RCS.

Specialisms: Syphilis. Published on venereal diseases, pathology and diseases of veins.

Married twice, with daughters and a son. Retired 1878. Died at home in 61 Queensborough Terrace, Hyde Park, London on 11 Jun 1898.

Macleod, Roderick

  • Person
  • ?-1852

Born in Scotland. Educated at Edinburgh; graduated as doctor of medicine in 1816.

Physician at St George's Hospital 1833-1845.

Worked as a physician in the army. Licentiate of the College of Physicians 1821, fellow 1836, lecturer 1837 and consiliarius 1839.

Specialisms: Rheumatism

Resigned St George's in 1845 due to ill health. Died at Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, 7 Dec 1852.

Nairne, Robert

  • Person
  • 1804-1886

Educated at Edinburgh, Trinity College, Cambridge and St George's Hospital.

Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1839-1841, physician 1841-1857, lecturer on medicine.

Censor at the Royal College of Physicians. Commissioner in Lunacy 1857-1883.

Retired in 1883. Died at Beckenham on 5 Nov 1886

Page, William Emanuel

  • Person
  • 1808-1868

Educated at Westminster School, Christ Church, Oxford and St George's Hospital.

Assistant physician at St George's Hospital 1841-1845, physician 1845-1867; lecturer.

Lecturer, censor, orator and treasurer at the Royal College of Physicians 1840-1868.

In 1856, married Julia Katherine Keate, the daughter of Robert Keate, serjeant-surgeon to the queen.

Pollock, George

  • Person
  • 1817-1897

Born in India, but educated in England and apprenticed to a rural physician.

Medical student at St George's Hospital, MRCS 1840; house surgeon to Sir Benjamin Brodie; assistant surgeon 1846, surgeon 1867; demonstrator of anatomy, lecturer of anatomy.

Lived in Canada in 1843-1845 as resident physician to the governor-general of Canada, Lord Metcalfe. Surgeon at the Hospital for Sick Children. FRCS 1846; president of the Pathological Society 1875-1877; president of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society 1886-1887. Surgeon-in-ordinary to the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII.

Married in 1850, with five children. Retired 1880; died in 1897

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