Lives of the fellows

Thomas Buchanan Washbourn

b.1829 d.11 December 1884
MB Lond(1853) MD FRCP(1865) JP

Thomas Washbourn was born at Gloucester and educated at the Gloucester Cathedral School and the Infirmary. He continued his medical studies at Guy’s Hospital and graduated as M.B. with high distinction in 1853, but was prevented from practising in London by poor health. After settling in his native town, he held the positions of senior physician to the General Infirmary and the Eye Institution, and consulting physician to the Gloucester Dispensary and to the Lidney Hospital. He was a trustee of the Gloucester Charities and an alderman of the city. He was greatly concerned with matters of sanitation and public health, and was largely responsible for improvements to the sewers and the provision of a public park. He was author of the Reports on the Sanitary Conditions of Gloucester 1851-1868, and numerous other papers on allied subjects. He married in 1857 the daughter of T. Sowdon of Woolhope, Herefordshire, and had one son and two daughters.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1885; B.M.J., 1885]

(Volume IV, page 148)

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