Lives of the fellows

Edwin Greaves Fearnsides

b.17 June 1883 d.26 June 1919
BA Cantab BSc Lond(1905) MB BCh(1908) MA MD Cantab MRCS FRCP(1915)

Edwin Fearnsides was born at Horbury, Yorkshire, the son of Joshua and Maria Fearnsides, and went to school at Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury. He gained a double first in natural sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and studied medicine at the London Hospital and in Berlin, winning high distinctions and graduating as M.B, B.Ch, in 1908; three years earlier he had taken the London B.Sc. degree. He then served as a clinical assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children and spent several years on the resident staff of his own Hospital. He was one of the early Beit memorial research fellows and contributed to Allbutt and Rolleston's System of Medicine. Specialising in neurology, he was elected assistant physician to the Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy, Maida Vale. He was commissioned in the R.A.M.C. in 1916 and served first at Rouen and then at the Springfield Military Hospital. Later he superintended the Home of Recovery at Golders Green and acted as neurologist to the R.F.C. Hospital for Officers, holding the rank of major in the R.F.C. He died as the result of a boating accident near Holyhead, shortly after demobilisation. He was unmarried.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1919; B.M.J., 1919]

(Volume IV, page 544)

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