b.1811-12 d.21 July 1865
BA Dubl(1837) MB(1837) MD(1843) MA MD Cantab(1844) FRS FRCP(1859)
Joseph Dickinson was born in Cumberland, the son of Joseph Dickinson. He graduated as M.D. of Dublin in 1843, having taken his B.A. and M.B. degrees six years earlier, and was incorporated at Cambridge as M.D. in 1844. He practised at Liverpool, becoming physician to the Royal Infirmary about 1839, and to the Fever Hospital, Workhouse and South Dispensary in later years. He lectured on medicine and materia medica at the Liverpool School of Medicine and published a small work entitled Flora of Liverpool in 1851. In a further book in 1858, he described the "climate, character and merits" of Egypt, as they affected invalids, after a visit to the country for the sake of his own health. He was president of the Liverpool Literary and Philosophical Society. He died in Liverpool.
G H Brown
[B.M.J., 1865; D.N.B., xv, 36; Al.Cantab., ii, 296; Al.Dubl., 227]
(Volume IV, page 104)
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