b.25 February 1842 d.25 November 1901
BA Cantab MB(1868) MA FRCP(1880)
Robert King, the son of Robert King, was brought up at Moulton in Lincolnshire and was sent to the local grammar school as a boy. He began his medical studies at the Middlesex Hospital but in 1864, on the advice of Robert Liveing, went up to Caius College, Cambridge, where he won a scholarship and obtained first-class honours in the natural sciences tripos. Proceeding to the degree of M.B. in 1868, he then returned to the Middlesex in a resident capacity. He was promoted to the post of assistant physician in 1872, to which the duties of lecturer on forensic medicine and public health were added in 1873 and those of dean of the Medical School a year later. In 1879 he became full physician, but after four years relinquished this appointment and his private practice, to retire to Newton Stewart, in Scotland. He died, however, at Moulton where he had made his home after his wife’s death. He had one son and one daughter.
G H Brown
[Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1902, 25; Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 366]
(Volume IV, page 275)
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