b.1790 d.15 December 1865
MB Cantab(1813) MD(1818) FRCP(1827)
Richard Formby was born at Liverpool, the son of Richard Formby, and educated at Formby in Lancashire and at Liverpool. He went up to Caius College, Cambridge, in 1807 and won a scholarship in the following year. He took his M. B. degree in 1813 and his M. D. in 1818, and was appointed to make the Thruston Speech in 1814. He practised at Liverpool, becoming senior physician to the Infirmary. He delivered the Harveian Oration in 1852.
G H Brown
[Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 149]
(Volume IV, page 1)
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