Lives of the fellows

William Wegg

b.1815 d.3 December 1893
MD Cantab FRCP(1851)

Born at Greenwich, the son of Henry Wegg of London, William Wegg received his medical education at Caius College, Cambridge, and, after qualifying, settled in London. Being of independent means, he seems never to have cultivated a private practice but was physician, for a time, to the St. George’s and St. James’s Dispensary. He took a prominent part, however, in the affairs of the Royal College of Physicians. He was Curator of the Museum from 1858 till his death and a Censor in 1867 and 1868. For eight years he was treasurer of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society.

G H Brown

[Munk's Roll, 1825-58 ii, 391 (MS.); Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 242]

(Volume IV, page 65)

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