Lives of the fellows

Augustus Burke Shepherd

b.1839 d.26 July 1885
BM Oxon(1865) MA DM FRCP(1875)

Augustus Shepherd, eldest son of Rev. Robert Shepherd of East Mailing, Kent, was educated at Tonbridge School and Brasenose College, Oxford. After graduating with first-class honours in natural science in 1861, he studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital and proceeded to the B.M. degree in 1865. He then obtained appointments as physician to the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, and assistant physician and lecturer on histology and experimental physiology at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was also physician to the Waterloo Infirmary for Women and Children, but relinquished this post on his appointment as dean of the Medical School at St. Mary’s. As Goulstonian Lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians in 1876, he lectured on the Natural History of Pulmonary Consumption. Having ample private means, he retired early but retained his interest in the College and was secretary of the Fellows’ Club.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1885; B.M.J., 1885; Al.Oxon., iv, 1285]

(Volume IV, page 235)

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