Lives of the fellows

Benjamin Fonseca (Sir) Outram

b.1776 d.16 February 1856
Kt MD Edin(1809) LRCP(1810) FRCP(1852)

Sir Benjamin Fonseca Outram, M.D., was born in Yorkshire, and educated as a surgeon at the United Borough hospitals. He entered the navy in 1794, was promoted to the rank of surgeon in 1796, and served under Sir Richard Keats during the revolutionary war. He was for many years surgeon to the Royal Sovereign yacht. He was created inspector of fleets and hospitals in 1841, and received war medals and clasps for brilliant naval actions in the Nymph and Superb.

In 1850 he received the C.B. of the Bath, and was knighted by patent soon afterwards. In 1806, with the view of entering on civil practice, he went to Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1809 (D.M.I. de Febre Continua). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 16th April, 1810, and then commenced business as a physician in London. Sir Benjamin Outram was admitted a Fellow of the College 9th July, 1852, and died at Brighton 16th February, 1856, aged eighty.

He was the author of-
Suggestions to Naval Surgeons previous to, during, and after Battle.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 91)

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