Lives of the fellows

Thomas Crawford Hayes

b.18 October 1843 d.5 April 1909
MB Dubl(1873) MA MD LSA FRCP(1889)

Thomas Hayes was born at Bainbridge, County Down, the son of Frederic William Hayes, the owner of a threadmill. He was educated in the Isle of Man and at Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in arts before taking up medicine. He continued his studies at King’s College, London, qualifying in 1870 and proceeding to the Dublin degree of M.B. three years later. After acting as house physician in King’s College Hospital, he was made Sambrooke medical registrar and assistant physician-accoucheur in 1872. He was elected physician for diseases of women and children in 1879 and full physician-accoucheur in 1896. At King’s College he became lecturer on practical obstetrics in 1889, his title being changed to that of professor seven years later, and professor of obstetric medicine in 1898. On retiring from King’s in 1906, he was appointed consulting physician-accoucheur and emeritus professor. Hayes was also connected, for varying periods, with the Royal Infirmary for Women and Children, the Evelina Hospital for Children, the General Lying-In Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. He was a sound teacher, but contributed little or nothing to medical literature. In character, he was sensitive and quicktempered, although expansive in the company of friends. He was married, but had no family. He died at Clarges Street, London.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1909; B.M.J., 1909; Lyle, 281]

(Volume IV, page 334)

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