Lives of the fellows

Edmund Hobhouse

b.1860 d.2 March 1933
MA DM Oxon MRCS FRCP(1901)

Edmund Hobhouse was the eldest son of the Right Rev. Edmund Hobhouse, bishop of Nelson, New Zealand, by his first wife Mary Elizabeth, daughter of General the Hon. J. Brodrick. He was educated at Eton and New College, Oxford, and graduated in classics in 1884. Three years later he graduated in medicine from St. Thomas’s Hospital, afterwards completing his studies in Berlin and Vienna. He held junior appointments both at St. Thomas’s and the Bethlem Royal Hospital. Owing to ill health he first practised abroad, at San Remo and in Colorado. On his return in 1895, he settled in Brighton where he was appointed to the staffs of the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children. In 1899 he published a book on Health Abroad. Throughout the 1914-1918 War he served as a lieutenant-colonel in the 2nd Southern General Hospital. In 1924 he left Brighton, where he had taken a prominent part in public affairs, and became a member of the Ministry of Pensions’ travelling medical board for a few years. After retiring finally he lived first in Kensington and then in Wimbledon, where he died. He married in 1896 Emmeline Beatrice, daughter of H. E. Hutton, housemaster at Harrow, and had a son and a daughter.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1933; B.M.J., 1933; Al.Oxon., ii, 669]

(Volume IV, page 429)

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