Lives of the fellows

George Gulliver

b.1851 d.17 January 1891
BA Oxon(1873) BM(1879) MA FRCP(1886)

George Gulliver was born at Windsor, the only son of George Gulliver, F.R.S, F.R.C.S, the anatomist. He was educated at King’s School, Canterbury, and Pembroke College, Oxford. While still an undergraduate he accompanied a scientific expedition to Rodriguez in the Indian Ocean, afterwards writing a report on the zoology of the island. He took his B.A. degree with first-class honours in natural science in 1873 and then acted as demonstrator of anatomy for George Rolleston, before entering St. Thomas’s Hospital for his clinical studies. Having graduated as B.M. in 1879, he obtained junior appointments at the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, the Brompton Hospital and his own Hospital. He was elected assistant physician to St. Thomas’s in 1882, lecturer on comparative anatomy in 1884, and demonstrator of morbid anatomy after a further short interval. In 1883 he was appointed assistant physician, and in 1889 physician, to the London Fever Hospital. In 1883, also, he was sent out to Egypt by the Foreign Office to fight a cholera epidemic; there he was first attached to the Ibrahim Pasha Hospital, Cairo, and later transferred to Assouan. Naturally shy and reticent, he derived his greatest enjoyment from visits to the Zoological Gardens, and from his readings of English and French literature. Gulliver died, unmarried, at Welbeck Street, London.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1891; B.M.J., 1891; Parsons, 207; Al.Oxon., ii, 576]

(Volume IV, page 315)

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