Lives of the fellows

Walter William Hunt Tate

b.16 December 1865 d.5 July 1916
MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1903)

Walter Tate was born in London, the son of Dr. George Tate. He was sent to University College School as a boy and studied medicine at University College, where he won the Atkinson-Morley surgical scholarship in 1889, a year after qualifying. His house appointments were at University College Hospital, and in 1893 he became physician to outpatients at the Samaritan Free Hospital for Women, an office which he held for seven years. In 1893, too, he obtained the newly-created post of obstetric tutor and registrar at St. Thomas’s Hospital, and three years later was elected assistant obstetric physician on its staff; he was made obstetric physician in 1901 and lectured on midwifery and the diseases of women. Tate’s preference was for gynaecology and its clinical problems, and he was a skilled operator who paid detailed attention to the after-treatment and comfort of his patients. He examined for Cambridge University, the Conjoint Board, and the Society of Apothecaries. He was a hospitable man, a lover of music and a regular theatregoer. His outdoor recreations were motoring and archery. He married in 1896 Flora, widow of Dr. Anthony Dalzell, but had no children. He died at Queen Anne Street, London.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1916; B.M.J., 1916]

(Volume IV, page 455)

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