Lives of the fellows

Edward Long Fox

b.1761 d.June 1835
MD Edin(1784) Ex LRCP(1787)

Edward Long Fox, M.D., was the second son of Joseph Fox, a surgeon of Falmouth, by his wife Elizabeth, a daughter of Richard Hingston, of Penryn, and was born in 1761. He was a doctor of medicine of Edinburgh of 24th June, 1784 (D.M.I. de Voce Humana); and was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1787. He practised at Bristol; and after a very prosperous career there as a general physician, devoted himself to the treatment of insanity. In 1804 he opened Brislington house near Bristol, as an asylum for the reception and cure of insane persons. He died at this his residence in June, 1835, aged seventy-four.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 376)

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