Lives of the fellows

James Lewis Siordet

b.1829 d.22 December 1912
MB Lond FRCP(1881)

J. L. Siordet received his medical training at University College, London, and Zurich, graduating in 1855. For a time he practised as a consultant in London and acted as physician to the Blenheim Dispensary and physician-accoucheur to the St. George’s and St. James’s Dispensary. In 1859 he fell gravely ill with consumption. He was obliged to spend the winter in Egypt, and then, expecting to prolong his life by no more than a year or two, he took up residence at Mentone. His health, however, improved, and for half a century Siordet continued to live in Mentone. For forty years he practised his profession there mainly but not wholly as a consultant; and he came to be recognised as its leading representative in the town. He displayed a keen interest in the development of Mentone as a health resort, and gave freely of his leisure, his advice and his financial resources to promoting schemes for its improvement. He died there.

G H Brown

[Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1913, 27]

(Volume IV, page 283)

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