Lives of the fellows

Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan

b.1859 d.11 December 1911
BSc MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1901) JP

Edmond Trevelyan was born at Warwick, a clergyman’s son, and received his medical training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, graduating as B.Sc. and qualifying in 1885. After junior appointments at the Seamen’s Hospital and the Central London Throat and Ear Hospital, he became resident medical officer at the Leeds General Infirmary in 1889. He remained in Leeds to practise and in 1894 was elected physician to the Public Dispensary. Two years later he was made assistant physician, and in 1904 physician in charge of outpatients, to the General Infirmary. He occupied the chair of pathology at the Yorkshire College from 1894 to 1905, resigning in favour of a full-time professor, and later succeeded to the chair of therapeutics in the new University of Leeds, which he held till 1909. He was interested primarily in pulmonary tuberculosis and helped to found the Leeds Sanatorium, acting himself as its physician. Trevelyan delivered the Bradshaw Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in 1903. He was a contributor to Allbutt and Rolleston’s System of Medicine and editor of Braithwaite’s Retrospect of Medicine. A public-spirited man, he accepted the command of the 2nd Northern General Hospital when the Territorial Army was inaugurated, and concerned himself with civic affairs. He died, a bachelor, at Leeds.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1911; B.M.J., 1911]

(Volume IV, page 433)

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