Lives of the fellows

Arthur Shadwell

b.21 September 1854 d.21 March 1936
BA Oxon(1882) BM(1883) MA DM Hon LLD Birm FRCP(1907)

Arthur Shadwell, second son of Rev. Arthur Shadwell of Langton, Yorkshire, was educated at Uppingham and Keble College, Oxford, and did his clinical training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He graduated as B.A. in 1882 and as B.M. in 1883. After a few years at Brighton, where he was assistant physician to the Sussex County Hospital, Shadwell virtually gave up the practice of medicine, although he later acted as a cholera superintendent under the Metropolitan Asylums Board for a short period. He devoted his energies to writing on public health, temperance, and wider problems of economics and politics. He acted as special correspondent of The Times, reporting on cholera epidemics in Germany and Russia, and in 1909 published a book on Industrial Efficiency, which recorded his impressions of conditions in Europe and America. He was a sympathetic but critical student of socialism and produced a work on The Socialist Movement, 1824-1924. He gave the FitzPatrick Lectures at the Royal College of Physicians in 1925-26. Shadwell’s first wife was Bertha, daughter of W. P. James of Cardiff, and his second wife Alice Louise, daughter of R. Theobald, of Almondesbury. He died at Richmond.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1936; Al.Oxon., iv, 1278]

(Volume IV, page 486)

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