Lives of the fellows

Edwin Godden Jones

b.? d.31 January 1842
MD Edin(1808) LRCP(1808)

Edwin Godden Jones, M.D., was born in Hampshire, and received his medical education at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1808 (D.M.I. de Pneumonia). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1808, shortly after which he accepted the office of domestic physician to Mr. Crawford, of Achenhaimes, a person of large fortune and a martyr to the gout. In the course of his travels with that gentleman, Dr. Jones met with the Eau Médicinale of M. Husson, which he tried on Mr. Crawford, and with such marked benefit, that on his return to London he published An Account of the Remarkable Effects of the Eau Médicinale d’Husson in the Gout, 8vo., Lond., a work which attracted immediate attention, and led the way to a very general use of colchicum in that disease.

Dr. Jones was for some years physician to queen Charlotte’s Lying-in hospital, and was one of the physicians to the duke of York. He died at Swathling Grange 31st January, 1842, being at that time a justice of the peace and deputy lieutenant for the county of Hants.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 70)

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