Lives of the fellows

Henry Matthews Tuckwell

b.1835 d.2 March 1906
MA DM Oxon MRCS FRCP(1870)

Henry Tuckwell was born at Oxford, the second son of William Tuckwell, a general practitioner. He was educated at Bromsgrove School and at Oxford, where he rowed and played cricket for Lincoln College and graduated with first-class honours in natural science in 1856. He gained his first experience of medicine at the Radcliffe Infirmary, while an undergraduate, and finished his training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, qualifying in 1858. A year later he went abroad, as a Radcliffe travelling fellow, to study under the masters at Paris, Berlin and Vienna. He settled in Oxford as a consultant, and was elected physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1866. He resigned on account of failing sight in 1885, having won a high reputation as a clinician and as a pathologist. In retirement he found his chief consolation in music. He married in 1865, Martha Grace MacLean, daughter of Charles Joseph Bishop, M.D, physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary; they had no children. He died at Oxford.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1906; B.M.J., 1906; A. G. Gibson, Radcliffe Infirmary, 1926, 145; Al.Oxon., iv, 1445]

(Volume IV, page 188)

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