Hope, James

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Hope, James

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1801-1841

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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.

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Royal College of Physicians; Wikipedia; Blomfield 1933

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