Lives of the fellows

Charles Coates

b.1826 d.23 March 1909
MRCS(1851) MD Aberd(1857) FRCP Edin FRCP(1873)

Charles Coates was born at Headingley near Leeds, the grandson of General Coates who had served in the American War, and the son of W. H. Coates and his wife Sarah Shipton, a cousin of C. J. Hare, F.R.C.P. He was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Aberdeen University, qualifying as M.R.C.S. in 1851. He held junior appointments at Bradford Infirmary and the Brompton Hospital and, after taking his M.D. degree in 1857, settled in Bath. There he was elected physician to the Royal Mineral Water Hospital, of which he subsequently became the senior governor, and to the Royal United Hospital which appointed him consulting physician when he resigned from its staff in 1882. He was also consulting physician to the School for Daughters of Officers in the Army. His practice grew to be the largest in the neighbourhood. He presented £1,000 to the Bath Bluecoat School and an equal sum to the Royal College of Physicians, to be expended on hospitality. He married, firstly, the daughter of Samuel Hope, banker, of Liverpool, by whom he had two sons and a daughter, and, secondly, Mary, daughter of Bishop Carr, Bishop of Bombay, and widow of Lord Hobart, Governor of Madras.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1909; Presidential Address to R.C.P., 1909, 37]

(Volume IV, page 210)

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