Lives of the fellows

Willoughby Marshall Burslem

b.1818 d.22 May 1889
MD Edin FRCP(1858)

Willoughby Burslem was educated at Edinburgh University, where he graduated in 1839, and afterwards spent two years in study at Paris. He then began practice in London and was physician to the Chelsea, Brompton and Belgrave Dispensary and to the Margaret Street Dispensary for Diseases of the Chest. Largely owing to his wife’s illhealth, he left London for Bournemouth in 1858. He was closely associated with Dr. W. S. Falls in the rapid growth of the town as a seaside health resort. This was, to a great extent, due initially to the choice of Bournemouth as the site for a sanatorium connected with the Brompton Hospital. The sanatorium was given independent status after a brief period and continued to increase in reputation, thanks mainly to Burslem and Falls, who served on its consulting staff.

G H Brown

[B.M.J., 1889]

(Volume IV, page 93)

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