Lives of the fellows

Frederick William Headland

b.1830 d.4 September 1875
BA Lond(1849) MB MD FRCP(1860)

F. W. Headland graduated as B.A. of London University in 1849 and afterwards proceeded to the M.B. degree. He was appointed lecturer on botany at Charing Cross Hospital in 1852, and in the same year won the Fothergillian gold medal with An Essay on the Action of Medicines in the System. In 1858 he gave the Lettsomian Lectures on materia medica. In 1867 he was elected physician to Charing Cross Hospital, an appointment he held until ill health caused his retirement in the year preceding his early death. Headland was the author of A Medical Handbook (1861) and revised Royle’s Manual of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in 1856. He also wrote frequent political articles for Conservative newspapers.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1875; B.M.J., 1875]

(Volume IV, page 128)

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