Lives of the fellows

Clement Hue

b.1779 d.23 June 1861
AB Oxon(1801) AM(1803) MB(1804) MD(1807) FRCP(1808)

Clement Hue, M.D., was born at St. Hilier’s, in Jersey, and was the son of a merchant in that town. He received his scholastic education at Abingdon under Dr. Lempriere, and was then entered at Pembroke college, Oxford, of which society he was elected a fellow on king Charles’s foundation. He proceeded A.B. 6th March, 1801, A.M. 13th June, 1803, M.B. 19th April,1804,and M.D. 12th February, 1807.

He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1807, and a Fellow 30th September, 1808; was Censor in 1812; Registrar from 1815 to February 4th, 1824; Harveian orator 1829; Elect 13th April, 1835: Consiliarius 1836.

Dr. Hue had been for many years the lecturer on chemistry, materia medica, and the practice of medicine at St. Bartholomew’s hospital, when on the 23rd May, 1823, he was elected physician to that institution, an office which he retained for more than forty years. He also held the appointment of physician to the Foundling hospital from 1815 to 1837, and in 1824 was appointed to succeed Dr. Hervey as registrar of the National Vaccine establishment, which office he retained till his death.

Dr. Hue died 23rd June, 1861, aged eighty-two, and is commemorated by the following inscription in the Foundling chapel:—
Sacred to the memory of
Clement Hue,
Physician to St. Bartholomew’s and Christ’s Hospitals;
formerly Physician, and afterwards
for many years a Governor and Vice-President
of this charity, a zealous promoter
of its benevolent objects, and a kind friend
at all times
to the children here maintained and educated.
He died June 23rd, 1861, aged 82 years.
Also to the memory of Lucy his wife.
She died March 8th, 1851, aged 67 years.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 65)

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