Lives of the fellows

Charles Hilton Fagge

b.30 June 1838 d.19 November 1883
MB Lond(1861) MD MRCS FRCP(1870)

Born at Hythe, the son of Charles Fagge, a general practitioner, Charles Hilton Fagge was educated at Brentwood and Blackheath, and entered Guy’s Hospital, to which his uncle John Hilton was surgeon at the time, in the year 1856. After a brilliant career as a student, in which he won unprecedented honours at the first M.B. examination and comparable distinctions in his finals in 1861, he obtained a succession of junior appointments at Guy’s, after which he was elected, in 1865, assistant physician. Promotion to full physician followed in 1880. Hilton Fagge, a popular and able teacher, jointly edited the Hospital Reports for some years, held lectureships on experimental philosophy and pathology and, for his first eight years on the honorary staff, had charge of the skin department. He also interested himself in forensic medicine and hygiene. He procured an early appointment at the Royal Infirmary for Children and Women, Waterloo Road, and was made one of the first physicians to the Evelina Hospital for Children. An incurable disease, which he bore with courage, ended a promising career in his forty-sixth year. His work on The Principles and Practice of Medicine was published posthumously in 1886 and achieved a fourth edition in 1901. He married Miss Briscoe of Wanstead and had one son and two daughters.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1883; B.M.J., 1883; Wilks and Bettany, 299]

(Volume IV, page 181)

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