Lives of the fellows

John Charles Thorowgood

b.January 1833 d.2 May 1913

J. C. Thorowgood was born at Totteridge, the son of a schoolmaster, and educated in his father’s school. At University College, London, he studied classical subjects before entering the medical faculty. A Fellowes medallist, he qualified in 1855 and spent a short period in general practice with a brother-in-law at Kettering. He then took charge of a patient visiting the south of France and returned to start a consulting practice in London. He was first appointed to the staff of the Royal General Dispensary, and then, in 1863, to the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, where twenty-two years later he was made consulting physician. He also became assistant physician to the West London Hospital and was full physician from 1873 to 1885. He lectured on materia medica and therapeutics at the Middlesex Hospital from 1872 to 1888, and was examining physician to the Royal National Hospital for Consumption. His best known work was Notes on Asthma (1870), based on his Lettsomian Lectures to the Medical Society of London in 1869. He married in 1873 Miss Ashwin of Bourton-on-the-Water, by whom he had several daughters. He died at Bognor, whither he had retired about 1901.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1913; B.M.J., 1913]

(Volume IV, page 229)

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