Lives of the fellows

Edward Arthur Saunders

b.13 August 1866 d.8 September 1947
BA Oxon(1888) BM(1894) MA DPH MRCS FRCP(1910)

Arthur Saunders was born at Reigate, the son of W. F. Saunders and his wife Anne, daughter of Sir Sydney Smith Saunders, C.M.G. He went up to St. John’s College, Oxford, from Merchant Taylors’ School in 1884. A scholar, he graduated as B.A. in 1888 and, after hospital training at St. Thomas’s, as B.M. in 1894. Having held house appointments at St. Thomas’s, he obtained, in 1897, a clinical assistantship at the Hospital for Sick Children. He acted as assistant superintendent of the emergency hospitals at Maidstone in the typhoid epidemic of 1898. In the next year he was appointed assistant physician and pathologist by the West London Hospital, where he remained until his retirement in 1920, lecturing on medicine and children’s diseases in the Postgraduate College of which he also became dean, and rising to be physician in the children’s department and eventually consulting physician. Other institutions at which he held appointments included the St. John and St. Elizabeth Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital and the Fulham Babies Hospital. Saunders, who published articles on children’s diseases, was a popular figure in children’s wards. He was a keen follower of country sports, bird-watcher and botanist. He died at Lewes, a bachelor.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1947; Al.Oxon., iv, 1256]

(Volume IV, page 513)

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