Lives of the fellows

Charles Kelly

b.1845 d.16 June 1904
MD Lond LSA MRCS FRCP(1880)

Charles Kelly, the son of a doctor in practice at Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, was educated at King’s College, London, winning, among other distinctions, a Warneford scholarship and the Leathes, Todd and Warneford prizes. Having qualified in 1865, he was given a number of junior appointments in King’s College Hospital and in 1869 was elected to the staff as assistant physician. He also became physician to the Evelina Hospital for Children, but in 1874 resigned his hospital posts on being appointed medical officer of health for West Sussex. Henceforward he did valuable work on epidemiology, vital statistics and meteorology. He was professor of hygiene at King’s College from 1878 to 1898 and examined in state medicine for London University for ten years. Kelly was married and had two sons and two daughters. He died at Worthing.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1904; B.M.J., 1904; Lyle, 286]

(Volume IV, page 275)

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