Lives of the fellows

Henry Cook

b.1831-2 d.30 May 1927
MD St And MRCS FRCP(1883) JP

Henry Cook received his medical education at the Grosvenor Place School of Medicine and at St. Mary’s and St. George’s Hospitals, and qualified in 1854. He joined the Bombay Medical Service as an assistant surgeon in 1855 and in his early career served with the Persian Expedition of 1857 and the Abyssinian Expedition of 1867-68. His later years were spent chiefly in the Bombay Presidency. He was professor of hygiene at the Grant Medical College, and later its principal and professor of medicine, as well as dean of the faculty of medicine of Bombay University. For a time he was chairman of the Bombay Municipal Corporation. He retired in 1886 with the honorary rank of surgeon-general. He lived at Prior’s Mesne, Lydney, till 1904 and afterwards at Lee-on-Solent, where he died at the age of ninety-five, leaving two sons and two daughters.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1927; B.M.J., 1927; Roll of I.M.S., 465]

(Volume IV, page 292)

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