Lives of the fellows

James Calvert

b.1856 d.13 January 1932
CBE(1919) BA Lond(1881) BSc(1883) MB(1885) MD MRCS FRCP(1895)

James Calvert was born at Stonerigg, Cumberland, the son of Edward Calvert. After a private education, he graduated as B.A. (1881) and B.Sc. (1883) at London University, and then studied medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. Having qualified in 1885, he received a number of junior appointments in the Hospital and was elected assistant physician to the Royal Free Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest; at the latter he became physician and in due course attained consulting rank. It was not until 1902 that he was elected assistant physician to St. Bartholomew’s where he was already lecturer on materia medica, pharmacology and therapeutics, and had acted as warden of the residential college for a number of years; he was appointed full physician in 1913 and consulting physician in 1920. For his work as senior medical officer, holding the rank of lieutenant-colonel, at the 1st London General Hospital in the 1914-1918 War, he was created C.B.E. in 1919. He was a Censor of the Royal College of Physicians and examined for the Universities of London, Leeds and Liverpool. Calvert, whose recreations were cricket and golf, married Therese, daughter of John Smithers, and had two daughters. He died in London.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1932; B.M.J., 1932; Times, 15 Jan. 1932]

(Volume IV, page 377)

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