Lives of the fellows

Henry Carr (Sir) Maudsley

b.25 April 1859 d.5 March 1944
KCMG(1919) CBE(1916) MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1902)

Henry Maudsley, eldest son of Thomas Maudsley, of Stainforth, Settle, and nephew of Henry Maudsley, F.R.C.P, founder of the Maudsley Hospital, qualified in 1880 at University College, London, and held resident posts in University College Hospital. He emigrated to Melbourne after receiving his doctorate in 1883, and obtained early appointments on the staffs of the Alfred Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. In 1903 he was elected physician to the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He also lectured on medicine and clinical medicine at the University. During the 1914-1918 War, he was given command of the 1st Australian General Hospital at Heliopolis and acted as consultant to Australian Headquarters. He was created C.M.G. in 1916 for his services and raised to K.C.M.G. three years afterwards. Maudsley was the first to teach modern neurology at Melbourne. Both his knowledge and his enthusiasm made his teaching, which perhaps lacked the dogmatism necessary for junior students, highly valued by his more advanced followers. He married in 1890 Grace Elizabeth Stretch, and had one daughter and one son, H. F. Maudsley, F.R.C.P. He died in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1944; B.M.J., 1944]

(Volume IV, page 439)

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