Lives of the fellows

Charles Morgan Lémann

b.1806 d.26 August 1852
MB Cantab(1828) MD(1832) FRCP(1836)

Charles Lémann was born in London and educated there, in Switzerland, and at Epsom before going up to Trinity College, Cambridge. He took the M.B. degree in 1828 and the M.D. in 1832, having studied medicine at University College, London, where he won Dr. Grant’s gold medal for comparative anatomy in 1831, and in Paris and Edinburgh. Owing to indifferent health, however, he never settled in practice, but visited Italy in 1834-35 as private physician to Lord Warwick’s family, Madeira in 1837-39, and Gibraltar in 1840-41. During these excursions he laid the foundations of a collection of some 30,000 botanical specimens, which he bequeathed to Cambridge University. He died at Bathampton.

G H Brown

[Procs.of the Linnean Society, 1853, ii, 234]

(Volume IV, page 13)

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