Lives of the fellows

Augustus Drake

b.30 September 1821 d.9 May 1912
MB Cantab FRCP(1871)

Augustus Drake was born at Norwich, the son of Rev. William Fitt Drake, rector of West Halton, Lincolnshire. He received his early education at Norwich and Oxford, and studied medicine at Caius College, Cambridge, the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, and in Paris, Dublin and Edinburgh. He was Tancred student at Caius, graduated in 1849 and took the Cambridge Licence in 1851. He practised at Exeter and served on the honorary staffs of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and the Exeter Dispensary. He retired to Exmouth in 1883. Drake, who numbered among his personal friends Sir James Paget and Sir Henry Acland, married in 1846 Lydia Jackson, daughter of Robert Drake of Wakefield, and left two sons and two daughters.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1912; Devon Gazette, 10 May 1912; Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 262]

(Volume IV, page 192)

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