Lives of the fellows

Christopher Mercer Durrant

b.1814 d.6 April 1901
MD Edin FRCP(1873) JP

Christopher Durrant was born and educated at Lewes. He was apprenticed to a practitioner at Maidstone and spent six months in Berlin learning German before entering Edinburgh University as a medical student. He graduated in 1839 and in the same year married and settled in Ipswich as a consultant. He was soon appointed to the staff of the East Suffolk Hospital, on which he remained active till 1879. He took an interest also in the Ipswich Nurses’ Home and the Convalescent Home at Felixstowe. He was first president of the East Anglian branch of the B.M.A. in 1843 and was re-elected to the same office at its jubilee fifty years later. He died in Ipswich.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1901; B.M.J., 1901]

(Volume IV, page 211)

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