b.1817-18 d.1 June 1890
BA Oxon(1839) BM(1843) DM FRCP(1855)
George Fincham, first son of George Fincham of London, was educated at Westminster School, King’s College, London, and St. John’s College, Oxford, where he graduated in arts in 1839. He studied medicine at St. George’s Hospital and in Dublin and Paris, and proceeded to his B.M. degree in 1843. Ten years afterwards he was elected assistant physician to the Westminster Hospital, in 1855 full physician and in 1883, when he retired, consulting physician; he also lectured on the principles and practice of medicine. Fincham was a Censor of the Royal College of Physicians and in 1885 held the office of Vice-President. His clinical teaching followed strictly orthodox and sometimes unenterprising lines, but he was personally respected for his lack of self-seeking.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1890; B.M.J., 1890; Al.Oxon., ii, 462]
(Volume IV, page 79)
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