Lives of the fellows

Robert Liveing

b.30 March 1834 d.24 February 1919
BA Cantab(1856) MB(1861) MA MD FRCP(1872)

Robert Liveing, the son of Edward Liveing, MRCS, was born at Nayland in Suffolk. He went up to Christ’s College, Cambridge, with a scholarship in 1852 and graduated in the mathematical tripos in 1856. He obtained his medical education at King’s College, London, where he won a Warneford scholarship, and at Paris, proceeding to the Cambridge M.B. degree in 1861. After holding two house appointments at King’s College Hospital in 1861-62, he became lecturer on anatomy and physiology at the Middlesex Hospital. He served on the staff of the latter as assistant physician (1866-72), physician (1872-76) and physician to the skin department (1879-88), and was made consulting physician to the skin department on retiring. Liveing delivered the Goulstonian Lectures in 1873, and wrote a Handbook on Diseases of the Skin in 1887. He examined both for the Royal College of Physicians and for Cambridge University. In 1888 he was elected to a fellowship at King’s College, London. Travelling and gardening were his main recreations and he was a vice-president of the Alpine Club. He married Adelaide, daughter of Admiral Edward Hawker, and had a son and a daughter. He was a brother of Edward Liveing, Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians.

G H Brown

[Lyle, 81; Who was Who, 1916-28, 635]

(Volume IV, page 204)

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