Lives of the fellows

Benjamin Golding

b.1794 d.21 June 1863
MD St And(1823) LRCP(1825)

Benjamin Golding, M.D., a native of Essex, and a doctor of medicine of St. Andrew’s of the 6th December, 1823, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 4th June, 1825. He was elected physician to the West London infirmary, and at once applied his energies and influence to the extension of that institution, which under his auspices was rebuilt and issued in the Charing Cross hospital. Of this hospital he is justly regarded as the founder. In addition to the office of physician to the hospital, he held the somewhat anomalous post of "director," the duties of which seem to have been somewhat indefinite, and were never clearly defined. His relations to the hospital as director were continued to the last. He died at the Boltons, West Brompton, 21st June, 1863, æt. sixty-nine.

Dr. Golding was the author of—
An Historical Account of St. Thomas’s Hospital, Southwark. 12mo. Lond. 1819.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 309)

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