b.1820 d.6 March 1887
MB Lond(1841) MD MRCS FRCP(1859)
Dayrell Francis’s career as a medical student at Guy’s under Bright, Addison, Babington, and other eminent instructors was distinguished. He won the Apothecaries’ Society’s prize for botany, and the gold medal for medicine when he graduated as M.B. in 1841. His first years as a doctor were spent in foreign travel and in practice in London, where he was physician to the Margaret Street Infirmary for Consumption. In 1857, however, he moved to Northampton, and in due course became one of the leaders of his profession in the Midlands. He was, for twenty-three years, physician to the Northampton County Hospital, becoming consulting physician on his retirement. He was, in addition, consulting physician to the Market Harborough Dispensary and visiting physician to the Northamptonshire Lunatic Asylum.
G H Brown
(Volume IV, page 106)
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