Lives of the fellows

Alfred Baynard Duffin

b.1833-4 d.10 February1913
MD Edin LSA FRCS FRCP(1873)

Alfred Duffin, son of Edward Wilson Duffin, F.R.C.S, who practised in London, was educated at King’s College, London, Edinburgh University, and Berlin, where he was a pupil of Virchow. He qualified in 1855 and graduated at Edinburgh in 1857. In the next year, he was made a house physician at King’s College Hospital, and in 1860 he was promoted to the staff as assistant physician. He was given charge of the dermatological department in 1867 and appointed physician in 1874. In 1876 he became professor of pathological anatomy and in 1893 succeeded to the chair of medicine. For his last year on the active staff, from 1897 to 1898, he was professor of clinical medicine. He examined in medicine for Edinburgh University and acted as medical adviser to the Church Missionary Society. Duffin was a shy, unambitious man, and an industrious teacher. He died a bachelor at Wallington, Surrey.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1913; Lyle, 278; Plarr, i, 350]

(Volume IV, page 211)

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