Lives of the fellows

George Budd

b.23 February 1808 d.14 March 1882
BA MD Cantab FRCP(1841) FRS

Seven of the nine sons of Samuel Budd, surgeon of North Tawton, Devon, entered the medical profession. Five, who included George, were wranglers at Cambridge. On taking his degree, George Budd was elected a fellow of his College, Caius, in 1832. He studied medicine in Paris and at the Middlesex Hospital, where he attracted attention by publishing an article on the stethoscope in 1837. In the same year, he was appointed physician to the Dreadnought Seamen’s Hospital at Greenwich; his accounts of cholera among seamen became standard contributions to the subject. In 1840 he was made professor of medicine at King’s College and one of the first two physicians to King’s College Hospital. He was admitted ad eundem at Oxford in 1844. Lucid and original as a teacher, he gained a high reputation for his lectures. At the Royal College of Physicians he was a Censor and delivered the Goulstonian Lectures (1843) and Croonian Lectures (1847). His principal works were Diseases of the Liver, published in 1845, and Diseases of the Stomach, published ten years later. He was an honorary fellow of King’s College, London, and Caius College, Cambridge. In 1854 he married Louisa Matilda, daughter of Thomas Russell, M.D, of Toulouse. He retired from practice in 1867 and settled in Barnstaple.

G H Brown

[Med.-Chir.Trans., 1883, lxvi, 8; Lyle, 114; D.N.B., vii, 219; Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 205]
Al.Oxon., iI, 18]

(Volume IV, page 27)

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