Lives of the fellows

George Ogilvie

b.1852 d.14 December 1918
BSc Edin(1875) MB CM(1876) FRCP(1908)

George Ogilvie went to school at Hamilton and studied mathematical sciences and medicine at Edinburgh University, taking the degrees of B.Sc. in 1875 and M.B, C.M., in 1876 and winning the Neill-Arnott prize. Having completed his training with visits to Paris, W├╝rzburg, Vienna and Florence and served as a junior assistant in the Montrose Royal Asylum, he started to practise in London, becoming physician to the Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, Maida Vale, in 1881 and to the French Hospital in 1889. He was also assistant physician to the West End Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, lecturer on experimental physics at the Westminster Hospital, and physician to the Spanish Embassy for varying periods; and he served as a surgeon-captain in the London Scottish for some years. Ogilvie, who was an accomplished linguist, was created a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour and received Spanish and Portuguese decorations. An entertaining raconteur, he was much in demand for his rendering of Scottish anecdotes and reminiscences, and he enjoyed jokes about his own imposing appearance. He married in 1893 Helen, daughter of Surgeon-General John Houston, but had no children.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1918; B.M.J., 1918]

(Volume IV, page 492)

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