Lives of the fellows

Harry William Carter

b.7 September 1787 d.16 July 1863
AB Oxon(1807) AM(1810) MB(1811) MD(1819) FRCP(1825)

Harry William Carter, M.D., was born at Canterbury, of a family that had given several generations of very distinguished physicians to that city. He was the son of William Carter, M.D., a former fellow of Oriel college, Oxford, who died in 1822, by his first wife, Mary, daughter of Lancelot Lee, of Cotton hall, Salop, esq., and was born 7th September, 1787. He was educated at the King’s school of Canterbury, from which he went to Oriel college, Oxford, as a member of which he graduated A.B. 3rd January, 1807; A.M. 13th June, 1810; M.B. 24th October, 1811. In April, 1812, he was elected one of the Radcliffe travelling fellows, and as such spent some years on the continent. He was admitted an Inceptor-Candidate of the College of Physicians 8th April, 1816; graduated M.D. at Oxford, 20th February, 1819, was admitted a Candidate of the College 12th April, 1824, and a Fellow 28th March, 1825.

Dr. Carter settled in his native city, and in 1819 was appointed physician to the Kent and Canterbury hospital, an office which he retained until 1835, shortly after which he retired from the active exercise of his profession, left Canterbury and withdrew to Kennington hall, near Ashford, in the same county, where he died 16th July, 1863, aged seventy-six.

Dr. Carter contributed some essays to the Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine, and was the author of—
A Short Account of some of the principal Hospitals of France, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands, with Remarks on the Climate and Diseases of those Countries. 8vo. Lond. 1821.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 301)

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