b.14 September 1855 d.9 April 1908
BA Cantab(1877) MB(1881) MA MD MRCS FRCP(1898)
Oswald Browne was born at Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, the fifth son of Octavius Browne of Lympstone, Devon, and was sent to Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, for his education. After graduating as B.A. in 1877, he began his medical training at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he qualified in 1881. He served in house appointments in his own Hospital, the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, and the City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest. His chief association was with the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, where he was elected assistant physician in 1886, becoming in due course physician, and consulting physician on his retirement in 1908. He served on the staffs of the Metropolitan Hospital, from 1890 to 1903, and of the Alexandra Hospital for Children with Hip Disease, from 1896 to 1908. For the last five years of his life he also held the office of Assistant Registrar of the Royal College of Physicians. To this latter occupation his quiet efficiency was most suited. Well read and amply stocked with elegant quotations, Browne was accepted as a wit in educated society. He was an active supporter of the Church’s philanthropic activities and the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa. He married in 1890 a daughter of Rev. Canon Tinling of Gloucester.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1908; B.M.J., 1908; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1908, 33; Al.Cantab., i, 416]
(Volume IV, page 402)
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