Lives of the fellows

John Bright

b.1783 d.1 February 1870
AB Oxon(1801) AM(1804) MB(1806) MD(1808) FRCP(1809)

John Bright, M.D., was born in Derbyshire, and educated at Wadham college, Oxford, as a member of which house he proceeded A.B. 15th June, 1801, A.M. 28th June, 1804, M.B. 19th March, 1806, and M.D. 30th June, 1808. He commenced the practice of his profession at Birmingham, and in 1810 was appointed physician to the General hospital in that town, an office which he relinquished the following year. Soon after this he removed to London. Dr. Bright was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1808; and a Fellow 30th September, 1809; he was Censor in 1813, 1822, 1833, 1840; Harveian orator in 1830 ; Consiliarius 1839, and was named an Elect 25th June, 1839. Dr. Bright was physician to the Westminster hospital from 1822 to 1843, and on the 1st September, 1836, was appointed a Metropolitan Commissioner in Lunacy. He died 1st February, 1870, aged eighty-seven.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 79)

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