Lives of the fellows

Montagu Lubbock

b.24 May 1842 d.8 April 1925
MD Paris(1879) MD Lond FRCP(1889)

Montagu Lubbock was the fifth son of Sir John William Lubbock, baronet, and his wife Harriet, daughter of Col. Hotham. In 1859, after leaving Eton, where he had distinguished himself as an athlete, he worked in the City and obtained a commission in the 11th Kent Volunteers. It was not until 1870 that he entered Guy’s Hospital as a student. Qualifying in 1872, he remained at the Hospital for some years, before continuing his studies at Paris, where he graduated as M.D. in 1879. He returned to take the London doctorate and to start practice as a consultant in 1880. In the next fourteen years he held appointments as assistant physician to the West London Hospital (1881-94) and Charing Cross Hospital (1882-90). At Charing Cross he was also lecturer on practical medicine (1882-85) and curator of the museum (1888-92). In 1895 he translated Jaccoud’s The Curability and Treatment of Pulmonary Phthisis and Pierre Marie’s Lectures on Diseases of the Spinal Cord. He was a familiar figure at the Athenaeum in his later days. He married, firstly, in 1872 Lora, daughter of Capt. George Hotham, R.E, by whom he had one son, and, secondly, in 1888 Nora, daughter of Nottidge Charles Macnamara of Chorley Wood, Hertfordshire. He was the younger brother of the first Lord Avebury.

G H Brown

[Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1926, 20]

(Volume IV, page 336)

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