Lives of the fellows

Henry Thompson

b.1815 d.23 July 1897
MA MD Cantab FRCP(1858)

Henry Thompson was born at Workington in Cumberland and was educated at Shrewsbury and St. John’s College, Cambridge, of which he was elected a fellow. Having taken a first class in classics in 1838, he became a medical student at St. George’s Hospital. In 1855 he was appointed assistant physician and lecturer on materia medica to the Middlesex Hospital, and in 1859 physician ; and, when he retired after twenty-four years’ service, he was made consulting physician. He was a member of the committee of the Royal College of Physicians which prepared the first edition of the Nomenclature of Diseases (1869).

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1897; B.M.J., 1897]

(Volume IV, page 97)

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