Lives of the fellows

Thomas Colcott Fox

b.1849 d.11 April 1916
BA Cantab(1872) MB Lond(1876) MRCS FRCP(1892)

Thomas Colcott Fox was born at Broughton, Hampshire, the eighth son of Luther Owen Fox, F.R.C.S. He was educated at Queenwood College and University College School. He went up to Peterhouse, Cambridge, with a natural science scholarship in 1868 and graduated as a B.A. in 1872. He proceeded to the London M.B. four years later, having studied medicine at University College. His first appointments were as medical superintendent of the Fulham Smallpox Hospital and physician to the Victoria Hospital for Children and the St. George’s and St. James’s Dispensary. In due course he was elected as physician to the skin departments of the Westminster Hospital and Paddington Green Children’s Hospital. It was to dermatology that Colcott Fox mainly devoted his professional life, and his contributions to its literature included his joint authorship, with his brother, W. Tilbury Fox, of Epitome of Skin Diseases (1876) and articles in Allbutt’s System of Medicine. He played cricket for Hampshire and the Incogniti as a young man and was also a proficient oarsman, skater, shot and golfer. He married in 1890 Ida Mary, daughter of J. S. Hay-Newton of Gifford, Scotland.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1916; B.M.J., 1916; Al.Cantab., ii, 558]

(Volume IV, page 355)

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