Lives of the fellows

John Ward Woodfall

b.7 December 1810 d.22 March 1867
BA Cantab(1835) MA FRCP(1855) JP

George Woodfall, John Woodfall’s father, was a printer by trade and edited a famous edition (1812) of the Letters of Junius. John, having attended Westminster School for his early education, was an undergraduate at Trinity College, Cambridge, and took his B.A. degree in 1835. University College and the Middlesex Hospital provided his medical training. His first practice was in London and his first appointment at the Western Dispensary. He relinquished the latter in 1845 on becoming assistant physician to the Westminster Hospital. In 1853 Woodfall moved to Maidstone and joined the staff of the West Kent General Hospital as physician. Sociable by inclination and devoted to the town’s welfare, he was a popular figure in the locality.

G H Brown

[Medical Times and Gazette, 1867]

(Volume IV, page 83)

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