Lives of the fellows

William George Vawdrey Lush

b.24 May 1834 d.7 Dec 1904
MD Lond LSA FRCS(1866) FRCP(1889)

W. G. V. Lush was born at Wilton, near Salisbury, the son of a landowner at Teffon, Wiltshire, and his wife Rowena, daughter of Rev. William Vawdrey of Kenmerleigh, Devon. He went to school at Queenwood College, Hampshire, and was then apprenticed to a surgeon in Salisbury. A student at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, he qualified in 1864, graduated with triple first-class honours in 1865, and proceeded to the F.R.C.S. in 1866. He began practice in Weymouth and in 1872 was elected physician to the Dorset County Hospital at Dorchester. He was also appointed to the staffs of the Royal Weymouth Hospital and the Royal Portland Dispensary. As well as achieving the position of leader of his profession in the county, he was prominent in local Church affairs. He married, firstly, Miss Taylor and, secondly, Sara, daughter of Rev. Rowland Ingram of Giggleswick, but left no children. He died, suddenly, in the County Hospital.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1904; B.M.J., 1904; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1905, 16; Plarr, i, 744]

(Volume IV, page 336)

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