Lives of the fellows

Edmund Walter Neill Hobhouse

b.22 May 1888 d.12 February 1974
MRCS LRCP(1913) BM BCh Oxon(1914) MRCP(1915) MA DM(1928) FRCP(1933)

Edmund Walter Neill Hobhouse was born at Oxford, the son of Walter Hobhouse, a clergyman, and his wife Mary Violet, daughter of Edmund McNeill, a land agent. He was educated at Winchester and Oxford, pursuing his clinical studies at St Thomas’s Hospital. He qualified with the Conjoint in 1913, followed by the BM BCh in 1914. After junior house appointments at St Thomas’s and the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, he joined the RAMC in 1916 and served throughout the remainder of the war. In 1919 he was appointed physician to the Outpatient Department of the Hampstead General Hospital, and also became physician to the Victoria Hospital for Children. He was assistant physician, then physician, to the West End Hospital for Nervous Diseases from 1926-1950, and physician at the Royal Free Hospital from 1934-1950.

In 1920 he married Phyllis Claudia, daughter of Sir William Josiah Smyly, the gynaecologist. They had two daughters. His uncle was Edmund Hobhouse, also a Fellow of this College, whose father was the Right Reverend Edward Hobhouse, bishop of Nelson, New Zealand.

Sir Gordon Wolstenholme
V Luniewska

(Volume VI, page 247)

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