Lives of the fellows

William Stewart Falls

b.1825 d.22 May 1889
MD St And MRCS FRCP(1875)

William Falls, the son of a naval surgeon, was born at Clifton and received his medical education at St. George’s Hospital, qualifying in 1847. After serving there as a house surgeon, he entered general practice at Hampstead but migrated in 1856 to Bournemouth, then a village of only 300 inhabitants. He lived to see its population increase to 30,000, and to become senior physician to its Sanatorium for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest as well as consulting physician to its Royal Victoria Hospital. In addition to a large practice, he took a great interest in municipal affairs. In his day he was a notable oarsman, rowing for St. George’s Hospital at Henley. He was twice married, and left seven children.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1889]

(Volume IV, page 232)

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