Lives of the fellows

John Richard Wardell

b.September 1819 d.21 August 1885
MD Edin FRCP(1867)

John Wardell, who was born at Pickering in Yorkshire, went to school at Doncaster and trained for his profession at Edinburgh. Having graduated in 1844, he remained in Edinburgh to fill junior posts at the Royal Infirmary and then acted as private physician to a "gentleman of rank". When the latter died, Wardell, after a year of practice in London, settled at Tunbridge Wells in 1859. As physician to the Tunbridge Wells Infirmary, he engaged in painstaking clinical researches, which were published in medical journals and finally collected as Contributions to Pathology and the Practice of Medicine (1885). Wardell, who was a friend of both Jenner and Quain, was described as "a good example of the well-informed practical physician".

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1885]

(Volume IV, page 160)

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