Lives of the fellows

James Richard White Vose

b.1811 d.7 November 1878
MD Edin FRCP(1859) JP

James Vose, the son of a physician, was born at Liverpool and educated at Exeter Grammar School. Having graduated in 1833 at Edinburgh, where he was president of the Royal Medical Society, he prolonged his studies with visits to the medical schools of Paris, Berlin and Vienna. Returning to his native city, he built up an extensive practice and established himself as a leading physician. His first appointment was that of honorary physician to the Bluecoat Hospital, and from 1841 to 1869 he was physician to the Royal Infirmary, becoming consulting physician on his resignation. In 1859 his reputation was enhanced by his presidency of the B.M.A. at its notably successful meeting in Liverpool. He owed his fame, however, mainly to his ability as a practising physician. He was well versed in literature, from which he delighted to quote, and accomplished as a conversationalist. He left a widow but no children.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1878; B.M.J., 1878]

(Volume IV, page 121)

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