Lives of the fellows

John Topham

b.1821 d.17 June 1887
MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1880)

John Topham was a student of University College, London. On graduating in 1843, he won a scholarship in surgery and a gold medal. After spending some time in Paris, he started practice in Wolverhampton, where he was responsible for the foundation of the South Staffordshire Hospital. His wife’s illness compelled him to live in Rome from 1860 to 1870, where he gained a high reputation as a practitioner among the Anglo-American population. On his return to England, he practised for a few years in Torquay, before retiring to London. In retirement, he devoted himself to science and music, being a frequent visitor to Royal Institution meetings and Philharmonic Society concerts. He was a fellow of University College.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1887]

(Volume IV, page 278)

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