Lives of the fellows

George Basil Price

b.6 June 1871 d.10 March 1939
CMG MD Lond DPH MRCS FRCP(1920)

Basil Price, who was born at Bristol, the youngest son of Samuel Newell Price, had a distinguished career as a student at Bristol Medical School and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. After qualifying in 1895, he held junior appointments at the Bristol General Hospital, the London Temperance Hospital and the Prince of Wales’s Hospital, Tottenham, and with the Liverpool Medical Mission. The main work of his earlier years, however, was done on the staff of Livingstone College, where from 1901 to 1914 he taught elementary medicine and hygiene to lay missionaries. In the 1914-1918 War he commanded the Imtarfa Military Hospital, Malta, in the rank of lieutenant-colonel, and for six months acted as consultant to the forces on the island, receiving the C.M.G. for his services. Afterwards he joined the staff of the Ministry of Pensions as a medical inspector, becoming in due course a consulting medical adviser. He was also consulting physician to the Mount Vernon Hospital and an office-holder of the Tuberculosis Association. After retiring in 1936, he visited the Holy Land and took part in public work at Parkstone. He retained his interest in missionaries and their work to the end. Price’s wife was the daughter of James Garroway.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1939; B.M.J., 1939]

(Volume IV, page 571)

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