Lives of the fellows

Judson Sykes Bury

b.13 May 1852 d.10 June 1944
MB Lond(1877) MD BSc Manch MRCS FRCP(1894)

Judson Bury was born at Salford, the son of Peter Bury, and educated at Amersham Hall, Reading. He spent two years at Owens College, Manchester, before entering University College, London, as a medical student. He graduated as M.B. in 1877. After holding house appointments at University College Hospital, he returned to Manchester, where he was given one at the Children’s Hospital, Pendlebury, and a registrarship at the Royal Infirmary. He went on to become in 1889 assistant physician, and in 1899 full physician, to the Royal Infirmary, and in 1911 professor of clinical medicine at the University. From these latter appointments he retired in 1912; but he was employed during the 1914-1918 War as an R.A.M.C. major on local medical boards. His own researches were mainly concerned with neurology. He collaborated with James Ross in publishing Peripheral Neuritis in 1893 and himself wrote Diseases of the Nervous System in 1912. His Clinical Medicine, first published in 1894, reached a third edition in 1912. He gave the Bradshaw Lecture at the Royal College of Physicians in 1901. Bury was a popular, lucid lecturer. He was a fine runner in his youth and a keen golfer up to his death at the age of ninety-two. He was married and had one daughter.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1944; B.M.J., 1944]

(Volume IV, page 367)

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