Ogle, John William

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Ogle, John William

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He was educated at Wakefield School and then at Trinity College, Oxford (BA 1847) before going on to study medicine at Leeds and then at St George's Hospital. LRCP 1850, MA and BM 1851 (Oxford), DM 1857, FRCP 1855.

He became demonstrator and lecturer of anatomy as well as curator of the museum at St George's Hospital in 1851. The position of curator of the museum he held alongside Henry Gray. He was elected assistant physician in 1857. When Henry Gray died in 1861 he succeeded to his position as lecturer on pathology. He was appointed physician in 1866. With Timothy Holmes, he founded the St George's Hospital and Medical School's Annual Reports (1866-79), which he edited between 1866 and 1874. He resigned in 1876, due to depression according to the Dictionary of National Biography's entry for him written by Humphry Davy Rolleston. After suffering from typhoid fever he was supposedly cured and returned to practice as a consulting physician for St George's Hospital a year later. He also had a large private practice.

He was censor at the Royal College of Physicians in 1873, 1874 and 1884 and then vice-president in 1886. He was also an associate fellow of the Royal
College of Philadelphia.

He was the editor of the British and Foreign Medico-Chirurgical Review and contributed widely to medical journals, particularly the Transactions of the Pathological Society of London, He was especially interested in nervous diseases.

He married Elizabeth Smith in 1854 and had five sons and one daughter. He lived at Highgate vicarage with one of his sons in later life. He died at Highgate vicarage in 1905 after suffering from increasing paralytic weakness since 1899. His son, Cyril Ogle, was also a physician at St George's Hospital.


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Pathology Museum (1843-)

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Royal College of Physicians; Wikipedia; Blomfield 1933; Dictionary of National Biography

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