b.1863 d.16 November 1906
BM BCh Oxon(1889) MA DM DPH FRCP(1897)
Gustave Schorstein, eldest son of Lazarus Schorstein, an Austrian Jew, of Neuilly, near Paris, was educated at the City of London School and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated in classics in 1885. After a further period at Oxford, spent in preliminary scientific work, he studied medicine at the London Hospital, taking the degrees of B.M, B.Ch., in 1889. His resident appointments were at the London Hospital, the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, and he was assistant physician to the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest for a few years. He was appointed assistant physician to the London Hospital in 1894 and physician in 1905 and lectured, first on public health, and secondly on medical pathology. He was also assistant physician, and then physician, to the Brompton Hospital. Schorstein was a man of culture and charm, popular with children and a lover of animals. He died, unmarried, at Portland Place, London.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1906; B.M.J., 1906; Al.Oxon., iv, 1262]
(Volume IV, page 397)
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