Lives of the fellows

Thomas Bishop

b.? d.23 June 1884
MD Aberd MRCS FRCP(1871)

Thomas Bishop qualified in the year 1842, having studied at the Middlesex Hospital. He spent the greater part of his career abroad. For many years he practised in Naples and acted as physician to the British Legation and the British Hospital there. He performed useful services during disturbances in the city. On one occasion he was captured by one faction and would have been shot but for an officer’s intervention. The art collection which Bishop formed in Italy decorated his house in Paris, where he passed the last twenty years of his life as one of the leading physicians of the British colony and a generous benefactor to British charities. His wife was the sister of Sir Stafford Northcote.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1884]

(Volume IV, page 190)

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