Lives of the fellows

Frederick Willcocks

b.1854 d.25 January 1908

Frederick Willcocks, the fifth son of Roger Willcocks of Teignmouth and his wife Elizabeth Snell Knapman, was educated at Sherborne School. At King’s College, London, where he studied medicine, he won the Leathes, Warneford and Tanner prizes, and excelled as an athlete. Having qualified in 1877, he went on to hold junior appointments in King’s College Hospital. He then became registrar and, in 1882, assistant physician at Charing Cross Hospital. From 1887 to 1905 he was physician for throat diseases; he lectured in the Medical School on botany (1883-86), practical medicine (1885-95) and materia medica (1886-1902). Willcocks was also physician to the Evelina Hospital for Children. He retired from practice in 1906, and died, unmarried, at Burnham, Somerset.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1908; Lyle, 164; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1908, 32]

(Volume IV, page 366)

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