Lives of the fellows

Amand Jules Mcconnel Routh

b.1853 d.18 December 1927

Amand Routh was born in London, the son of C. H. F. Routh, M.D, a gynaecologist, and his wife Mary Anne, daughter of James McConnel of Ardwick. He was educated at King’s College School and studied medicine at University College, London, qualifying in 1880. His first appointments were as clinical assistant in the Hospital for Women, Soho Square, and on the staffs of the St. Marylebone General Dispensary, the St. Pancras and Northern Dispensary and the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women. At the last he received charge of beds in 1884 and was elected consulting physician in 1901. His other main connection was with Charing Cross Hospital, where he became assistant obstetric physician in 1884, lecturer on midwifery in 1893, obstetric physician in 1898 and consulting obstetric physician in 1912. He examined for the Conjoint Board and for the Universities of London, Birmingham and Cambridge. In 1910 he represented both Royal Colleges and the Royal Society of Medicine at the International Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in St. Petersburg. Routh was an authority on Caesarean section, and an early exponent of prenatal observation and care. Captain of his medical school rugby club when a student, he later turned to golf for his recreation. He was a strong churchman, and, after retiring to Folkestone in 1923, interested himself in municipal affairs and was elected to the town council. He married, firstly, in 1880 Blanche, daughter of Richard Routh of Constantinople, and, secondly, in 1917 Mrs. Caroline E. Tocher. He died at Folkestone.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1927; B.M.J., 1927; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1928, 18]

(Volume IV, page 423)

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