Lives of the fellows

Robert Edmund Carrington

b.10 May 1853 d.16 March 1887
MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1885)

Robert Carrington was the second son of F. G. Carrington, editor of the Gloucestershire Chronicle, and the grandson of N. T. Carrington, the poet of Devon. He was sent to the King’s School, Gloucester, as a boy and then studied medicine at the Gloucester Infirmary before entering Guy’s Hospital as a student. He qualified in 1875, having gained distinctions at every stage of his examinations. From 1877 to 1882 he was demonstrator of anatomy at Guy’s, and in the latter year he published a useful Manual of Dissections for students. In 1881 he became medical registrar and soon afterwards demonstrator of pathology. He was appointed assistant physician, with charge of the skin department, in 1883 and curator of the museum in 1886. Carrington was also physician to the Seamen’s Hospital, Greenwich, and an examiner at London University. His last literary work was the editing of Fagge’s Principles and Practice of Medicine (1886). He was known generally as a sound anatomist and patient teacher.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1887; B.M.J., 1887; Wilks and Bettany, 311]

(Volume IV, page 299)

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