First name(s)
John Theodore
Position(s) held at King's College London
  • Demonstrator of Physiology at King's College under Professor Yeo (1882) Ref: *3

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • Quaker schools at Bootham in York and Kendal
  • Edinburgh University Ref: *2
  • Physiological Institute, Berlin Ref: *3
  • MD (1879) Ref: *3
  • LL.D (Edinburgh and of Aberdeen) Ref: *1 *3
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • House Physician, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Ref: *3
  • Residency at Chalmers Hospital Ref: *3
  • Manager of pharmacological laboratory at St. Bartholomew's Hospital Ref: *3
  • Researcher, Local Government Board under Sir John Burdon Sanderson Ref: *3
  • Dean of the Faculty of Medicine (Aberdeen) Ref: *3
  • Professor/ Emeritus Regius Professor of Materia Medica, Aberdeen Ref: *1
  • Acting Member on the Board of Examiners for the Indian Medical Service Ref: *3
  • Examiner in Pharmacology at Oxford Ref: *3
Professional activities
  • Pharmacology
  • MRCS (1876)
  • FRS (1887) Ref: *2
  • Founding member of the Phillips' Library of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Ref: 3
  • Representative of the University on the General Medical Council (Aberdeen) Ref: 3
  • Contributor, British Pharmacopoeia (1914)

Personal details

Date of birth
16 December 1854
Place of birth
Manchester, England
Date of death
30 November 1936
Place of death
Hereford, Herefordshire
Family details

Married to Margaret Sophia Bright in 1881,Ref: *1 *2 with whom he had two sons and two daughters Ref: *3


Dresser for Lord Lister during medical training and, later, delivered a portion of the systematic course
on Physiology as a Student Dresser under Professor Yeo at King’s College London Ref: *3


  1. The Times (London, England), Friday, Apr 04, 1924; pg. 15; Issue 43618.
  2. The Royal Society, "Fellow Details, John Theodore Cash". https://collections.royalsociety.org/DServe.exe?dsqIni=Dserve.ini&dsqApp=Archive&dsqDb=Persons&dsqSearch=Code==%27NA7124%27&dsqCmd=Show.tcl. [Accessed 1 June 2017]

  3. Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1936-1938 vol 2 pp 295-300

Portrait of John Theodore Cash by Maull & Fox, IM/Maull/000747, ©The Royal Society

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