Lives of the fellows

Arthur Francis Voelcker

b.1861 d.9 June 1946
MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1897)

A. F. Voelcker was born at Cirencester, the son of August Voelcker, F.R.S, the agricultural chemist. From University College School he entered University College, London. After qualifying in 1884, he made postgraduate studies at Berlin, Vienna and Paris. He held a number of junior appointments in University College Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, and was afterwards elected assistant physician to the latter, becoming in time consulting physician. He also belonged to the staff of the Middlesex Hospital, where he lectured on medicine and pathology, and was appointed emeritus lecturer as well as consulting physician when he retired in 1926. He gave many years of service to St. Luke’s Hospital and other institutions, and during the 1914-1918 War held a commission as a major in the R.A.M.C. He examined in medicine for Aberdeen and Birmingham Universities, the Conjoint Board and the Society of Apothecaries. A general consultant of infinite patience and understanding, he displayed the same qualities as a teacher. He was appreciated above all by his young patients and their mothers. In earlier years he made a name for himself as a cross-country runner. Fishing, shooting, gardening, poetry and old medical books were among his other interests. He retired to Bude where he died.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1946; B.M.J., 1946; Times, 12 June 1946; Middlesex Hospital Journal, 1946, xlvi, 69]

(Volume IV, page 399)

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