Lives of the fellows

George Charles Bright

b.1840 d.21 January 1922
BA Oxon(1863) DM FRCP(1879)

Son of the celebrated Richard Bright, F.R.C.P, G. C. Bright was educated at Rugby and Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated with first-class honours in natural science in 1863. St. George’s Hospital was his medical school, but he also studied at Edinburgh and Paris. His first practice was in London, and he held early appointments at St. George’s Hospital, as lecturer on comparative anatomy, and at St. George’s and St. James’s Dispensary as physician. Soon after marrying in 1869, he left London for the Continent, on account of his wife’s health. He practised for a time in Dresden but in 1875 settled permanently in Cannes. One of the subjects of his researches was the condition of the air in hospital wards. His non-professional interests included painting, philately, gardening, fishing, and playing the violin. He died at Cannes, survived by his wife and three daughters. His brother James became master of University College, Oxford.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1922; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1922, 21, (MS.); Letter from Sir Dyce Duckworth, in R.C.P. Library; Al.Oxon., i, 160]

(Volume IV, page 262)

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