Lives of the fellows

Henry Day

b.1814 d.5 June 1881

Henry Day received his medical education at Guy’s Hospital and in Paris, qualifying in 1835. For some years he practised in London but about 1850 moved to Stafford. There he established a sound consulting practice and obtained appointments at the County Infirmary and private lunatic asylums. He took an active part in the affairs of medical societies. He was president of the St. Andrews Medical Graduates’ Association and was an office-holder at the Sanitary Institute’s meeting at Stafford in 1878. Throughout his career he followed the progress of medical research with keen appreciation and, as an expert microscopist, made his own contributions in the experimental field. He published, in 1866, a volume of Clinical Histories, and was Lettsomian Medallist in 1869. Day was a sociable and witty man, with a weakness for punning.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1881; B.M.J., 1881]

(Volume IV, page 171)

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