Latham, Arthur Carlyle

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Latham, Arthur Carlyle

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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.


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Victoria Hospital for Children (1866-1964)

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