Lives of the fellows

Edward (Sir) Malins

b.22 December 1841 d.23 July 1922
KCMG CBE MB CM Edin(1866) MD MSc Birm MRCS FRCP(1902) JP

Edward Malins was born in Liverpool, the son of Dr. Samuel Malins, one of the founders of the Liverpool School of Medicine. As a boy he went to King Edward’s School, Birmingham, and afterwards he studied medicine at Edinburgh University. When he had graduated as M.B, C.M, in 1866, he became a house surgeon in the Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh, and assistant to Sir James Simpson. He settled in practice at Birmingham in 1872 and four years later was appointed obstetric physician to the General Hospital, to which, on his retirement in 1903, he was made consulting obstetric physician. He belonged also to the staffs of the Birmingham and Midland Hospital for Women, the Hammerwick Cottage Hospital, and the Corbett Hospital, Stourbridge. He became professor of obstetrics at Mason College in 1894 and continued to occupy the chair after the creation of Birmingham University, until 1912. He examined for Manchester and Bristol Universities and for the Conjoint Board. In 1903 he was president of the Obstetrical Society of London. Malins took an active part in local affairs and was knighted in 1919. He married in 1869 Mary, daughter of Edward Owen, and had five sons and one daughter. He died at Birmingham.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1922; B.M.J., 1922]

(Volume IV, page 439)

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