Lives of the fellows

John Kay Booth

b.1779 d.14 January 1859
MD Edin(1805) LRCP(1809)

John Kay Booth, M.D., was born in Yorkshire, and received his medical education at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1805 (D.M.I. de Arthritide). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1809, and shortly afterwards settled at Birmingham, and in 1812 was elected physician to the General hospital in that town. He took a lively interest in the establishment and prosperity of Queen’s college and the Queen’s hospital, Birmingham, to both of which institutions he allied himself, being for a time physician to the latter and principal of the former in 1856. Dr. Booth died at Ecclesfield 14th January, 1859, aged eighty; being then a justice of the peace for the West Riding.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 79)

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