Lives of the fellows

Edward Long Fox

b.1832 d.28 March 1902
BA Oxon(1854) BM(1857) DM FRCP(1870)

Edward Fox was born at Brislington near Bristol, the son of Dr. Francis Ker Fox. He was educated at Shrewsbury and Balliol College, Oxford, where Jowett was his tutor and Henry Acland his teacher and friend. Having taken his degree with first-class honours in natural science in 1854, he studied at the College of Chemistry and St. George’s Hospital in London and came under the influence of such teachers as Bence-Jones, Marshall Hall, Charles West and Andrew Clark. Graduating as B.M. in 1857, he returned to Bristol and became physician to the Royal Infirmary, a post which he held for twenty years. He was also lecturer on medicine and pathological anatomy at the Bristol medical school and, when Clifton College was established, became its physician. He delivered the Bradshaw Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in 1882 and presided over the B.M.A. when it met in Bristol in 1894. He was examiner in medicine for Oxford University and contributed several articles to Quain’s Dictionary of Medicine. He was a strong, though broad-minded, supporter of the National Temperance League, of which he was president in 1894, and of the movement to control and treat consumption and to provide sanatoria. He married Jane, daughter of Rev. Charles Bradbury of Glasbury and Clapham, and left one son and several daughters. In his memory was founded the annual Long Fox lecture at University College, Bristol.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1902; B.M.J., 1902; Al.Oxon., ii, 487]

(Volume IV, page 182)

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