Lives of the fellows

Alexander Hughes Bennett

b.1848 d.1 November 1901
MB CM Edin(1869) MD FRCP(1885)

Alexander Hughes Bennett was the only son of Professor John Hughes Bennett of Edinburgh and received his medical education at Edinburgh University, graduating as M.B, C.M. in 1869. His house appointments were at the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest in London, the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital and the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. After further study in London and Paris, he spent two years in the employment of the P. and O. Steamship Company. He then settled in London and was appointed in 1876 registrar, and in 1877 assistant physician, to the Westminster Hospital, later becoming full physician. He was also physician to the Hospital for Epilepsy and Paralysis, Regent’s Park, and made neurology his chief interest. Among his written works was A Practical Treatise on Electro-Diagnosis in Diseases of the Nervous System (1882). He had the misfortune to develop an obscure nervous malady himself and was compelled to retire from practice at the age of forty-five.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1901; Times, 5 Nov. 1901]

(Volume IV, page 298)

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