Lives of the fellows

Samuel John Jeaffreson

b.1812 d.2 April 1870
MD Cantab FRCP(1848)

Samuel Jeaffreson was the son of Rev. Christopher Jeaffreson who held livings in Gloucestershire and Suffolk. His family had produced several doctors, and, when he went up to Pembroke College, Cambridge, in 1830, medicine was his subject of study. On qualifying, he started a practice in London and became physician to the Chelsea Dispensary. But, failing to achieve the success won by his cousin, Henry Jeaffreson, F.R.C.P, in London, he withdrew to Leamington after a few years. His new surroundings brought him a large and lucrative practice. He was physician to the Warneford and Leamington Hospital from 1847 to 1867, and to the Warwick Dispensary for many years. He married the daughter of James Keirney, the dramatic writer.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1870; Al.Cantab., iii, 555]

(Volume IV, page 51)

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