Lives of the fellows

John Squire

b.1732 d.28 August 1816
MD Aberd(1765) LRCP(1786)

John Squire, M.D., was born in Suffolk, and educated at the grammar school of Lavenham, of which parish his father was for many years rector. He studied medicine at the London hospitals; was appointed surgeon to the army; and was present at the three important sieges of Louisburgh, Quebec, and the Havannah. He was created doctor of medicine by the university of Aberdeen 6th September, 1765; and, eventually settling in London, and devoting himself to the practice of midwifery, was elected physician to the Maternity Charity; and on the 30th September, 1786, was admitted by the College of Physicians a Licentiate in Midwifery. He died very suddenly on the 28th August, 1816, aged eighty-four. At the instant of his death he was engaged in the exercise of his profession, assisting a medical friend at the delivery of a patient, whose labour was attended with circumstances of much difficulty and danger, and whilst so occupied expired in an instant without a sigh or a struggle. He was buried in a vault at St. Andrew’s, Holborn. Dr. Squire, in conjunction with his friend Mr. Chamberlaine, was the founder of the Society for the Relief of the Widows and Orphans of Medical Men in London and its vicinity.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Gent.Mag., for 1816, vol. lxxxvi, part ii, p. 285]

(Volume II, page 366)

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