Lives of the fellows

John Burdett Steward

b.1794 d.5 March 1888
BA Cantab(1823) MB(1824) MD MRCS FRCP(1831)

John Steward was a student at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and graduated as B.A. in 1823 and as M.B. in 1824. His career was concerned mainly with the treatment of insanity. He was physician to the Droitwich Lunatic Asylum from 1834 to 1844, published a small volume of Practical Notes on Insanity in 1845 and, after two years on the staff of the Queen’s Hospital, Birmingham, became in 1850 physician to the Southall Park Asylum in Middlesex. Steward delivered the Harveian Oration to the Royal College of Physicians in 1855. When he died at Sandown, Isle of Wight, at the age of ninety-four, he had for some years been senior Fellow but one.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1888]

(Volume IV, page 6)

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