Lives of the fellows

Randle Wilbraham Falconer

b.1816 d.6 May 1881
MD Edin Hon MD QUI Hon DCL Durh FRCP(1866) Hon FKQCPI JP

Randle Falconer was the son of Rev. Thomas Falconer, M.D, an Oxford classical scholar, and the grandson of a distinguished Bath physician, William Falconer, M.D. He himself went to Edinburgh to study medicine. He was a president of the Royal Medical Society there and took his degree in 1839. For his first eight years as a doctor he practised at Tenby. Moving to Bath in 1847, he obtained the appointments of physician to the Royal United Hospital and to the General and Mineral Water Hospital and quickly established himself as a leading consultant. His success was due as much to his general accomplishments — he was elected mayor in 1857 and was a keen botanist and archaeologist — as to his professional skill. He wrote a treatise on the Bath waters which was reprinted several times. He presided over the B.M.A. at its meeting at Bath in 1878. He was survived by his widow and four children.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1881; B.M.J., 1881; D.N.B., xviii, 162]

(Volume IV, page 150)

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