Lives of the fellows

Francis George Penrose

b.9 July 1857 d.16 July 1932
MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1895)

Francis Penrose was the only son of Francis Cranmer Penrose, F.R.S, a distinguished architect, and a grandson of Elizabeth Penrose, a descendant of the sister of Archbishop Cranmer, who wrote school histories under the pseudonym of "Mrs. Markham". He went to Repton for his early education and to University College, London, Vienna and Berlin for his medical training. After graduating as M.B. in 1884, he obtained junior appointments at University College Hospital, the Hospital for Sick Children and St. George’s Hospital. He became assistant physician to St. George’s in 1888 and physician in 1897, and lectured there on materia medica and medicine. At Great Ormond Street he was elected assistant physician in 1891, physician in 1894 and consulting physician in 1905. He retired in 1905 to Bournemouth where he was able to indulge his love for natural history. He married in 1894 Mary Helen, daughter of Laundy Walters of Wimbledon. His sister, Dame Emily Penrose, was principal of Somerville College, Oxford. He died at Lynton in Devon.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1932; B.M.J., 1932]

(Volume IV, page 380)

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