Lives of the fellows

Thomas Hume

b.1769 d.21 October 1850
MD Dubl(1803) MD Oxon(1804) FRCP(1808)

Thomas Hume, M.D., was born in Dublin, and was the son of Mr. Gustavus Hume, a distinguished surgeon in that city. He was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, where he graduated doctor of medicine 19th July, 1803, and on the 6th July, 1804, was incorporated on that degree at Oxford as a member of University college. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1807, a Fellow 25th June, 1808; was Censor in 1814, 1821, 1831 and 1832; and was declared an Elect 18th January, 1832.

Dr. Hume entered the medical service of the army, and in 1808 proceeded to Portugal as physician to the forces under the duke of Wellington, then Sir Arthur Wellesley, to whom he was physician during the whole of that campaign. Returning to England, Dr. Hume was appointed in 1820 physician to the Westminster hospital, which office he resigned in 1811, when he returned to the Peninsula. He was next appointed by the Commander-in-Chief physician to the London district, which he held till the establishment was broken up by the peace of 1815.

Dr. Hume, who was physician to the duke of Cambridge, died at Hanwell 21st October, 1850, aged eighty-one, and was buried in the family vault of his wife, the last descendant of the celebrated mathematician Dr. John Wallis.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 63)

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