Lives of the fellows

Percy Whittington Saunders

b.31 May 1877 d.1 November 1923
BA Toronto(1898) MB(1902) MRCS FRCP(1917)

Percy Saunders was born in Toronto, the eldest son of Edward Saunders, manager of a Canadian investment company. He was educated at Toronto University, graduating in arts in 1898 and in medicine in 1902. After holding house appointments at the Toronto General Hospital and the City Lying-In and Hudson Street Hospitals in New York, he emigrated to England, and, studying at the London Hospital, took the Conjoint diploma in 1905. He then obtained junior appointments at the East London Children’s Hospital, at the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, and at the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic, to which he was afterwards elected assistant physician. In 1913 he became assistant physician also to the Royal Free Hospital and lecturer on medical pathology in the London School of Medicine for Women; he was made full physician in 1922. Saunders, in a short, hard-working career, made his way, a stranger without social influence, entirely by his own merits and in spite of an ingrained reticence.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1923; B.M.J., 1923; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1924, 21]

(Volume IV, page 555)

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