Lives of the fellows

William Edward Swaine

b.1804 d.1 November 1868
MD Leipzig FRCP(1849)

William Swaine, having graduated at Leipzig in 1832, began his career in London. His earliest appointments were at the Dalston Hospital, the Finsbury Dispensary, and the Royal Infirmary for Children. Later he became Physician-Extraordinary to the Duchess of Kent and physician to the German Hospital. In 1852 he moved to York, where he was placed on the staffs of the County Hospital and the Dispensary, as well as those of several private asylums. He translated Hasse’s Pathological Anatomy (1846) and Rokitansky’s General Pathological Anatomy (1854). Swaine was created a knight of the Royal Saxon Order of Albertus for his services to the Duchess of Kent.

G H Brown

[Medical Directories]

(Volume IV, page 56)

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