Lives of the fellows

Arthur Hamilton Nicholson Lewers

b.? d.9 February 1934

Arthur Lewers, son of William Lewers, an Irish barrister, entered University College, London, from Winchester. After qualifying in 1882, he was resident obstetric assistant in University College Hospital, before being elected assistant obstetric physician to the London Hospital, where in 1892 he became obstetric physician and in 1913 consulting obstetric physician. He was also joint teacher of practical medicine in the Medical School. He wrote a Practical Textbook of the Diseases of Women (1888), which maintained its popularity with students through seven editions. He was also an editorial contributor to the Lancet for some fifteen years, and he examined for London University and the Conjoint Board. Lewers did outstanding work on diseases of the uterus and the Fallopian tubes and was a skilful, if abnormally slow, operator. He was a man of small physique and hesitant address who, in spite of his ability, never acquired the art of managing students and was liable to be mercilessly " ragged ". He died in London.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1934]

(Volume IV, page 431)

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