Lives of the fellows

Edward Wells

b.1813 d.13 April 1885
BA Oxon(1836) BM MA DM FRCP(1849)

Edward Wells, the son of Rev. George Wells of Wiston, Sussex, was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, graduating as B.A. in 1836. He received his early clinical training at St. George’s Hospital and, after taking his B.M. degree and winning a Radcliffe travelling fellowship in 1840, continued his studies further afield, visiting the hospitals of Edinburgh, Paris, Rome and Naples. He then settled in practice at Reading. In the forty years remaining to him he earned a high reputation locally. He was senior physician and one of the governors of the Royal Berkshire Hospital and consulting physician to the Reading Dispensary. He was also president of the Reading Pathological Society at the time of his death. He wrote an Essay upon Cretinism and Goitre in 1845. In municipal affairs he took an active part, as councillor for some years, trustee of the Reading Charities, and chairman of the committee for the Schools of Science and Art.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1885; J. B. Hurry, Hist. of the Reading Pathological Society, 1909, 82; Al.Oxon., iv, 1523]

(Volume IV, page 57)

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