b.1864 d.8 June 1948
CBE(1920) BA Oxon(1886) MA DM MRCS FRCP(1903)
The second son of William Herbert Gossage, of Garston, Lancashire, Alfred Gossage went to Clifton and Magdalen College, Oxford, for his education. He took a first class in natural science in 1886 and qualified from the Westminster Hospital four years later. From a house appointment at the Brompton Hospital, he proceeded to a registrarship at the Westminster Hospital and thence to its honorary staff, from which he eventually retired as consulting physician. He was also joint lecturer on medicine in the Medical School. In addition, he was for long on the staff of the East London Hospital for Children, and he examined for the Conjoint Board and for Oxford and London Universities. During the 1914-1918 War he served as a major in the R.A.M.C., and afterwards acted as senior medical assessor for the Ministry of Pensions. He was awarded the C.B.E. in 1920. He was the author of articles in Garrod, Batten and Thursfield’s Diseases of Children and Latham and English’s System of Treatment. In retirement he lived at Chalfont St. Giles. His wife was Bertha Pillans, daughter of Pillans Scarth Stevenson of Montreal. He died in the Westminster Hospital.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1948; B.M.J., 1948; Al.Oxon., ii, 543]
(Volume IV, page 451)
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