Title Ref: *1
Prof
First name(s) Ref: *1
John
Surname Ref: *1
Curnow
Position(s) held at King's College London Refs: *1 *2
  • Demonstrator Of Anatomy King's College Hospital 1870
  • Professor Of Anatomy 1873
  • Assistant Physician King's College Hospital 1874
  • Physician With Charge Of Outpatients 1882
  • Full Physician 1890
  • Dean Of Medical School 1883-1896
  • Professor Of Clinical Medicine 1896-1902

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended

Apprenticed To Local Doctor; King's College London

Qualifications Ref: *1

MD, MRCS, FRCP

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *2
  • Physician Public Dispensary Lincoln's Inn
  • Physician Welsh School, Ashford
  • Medical Officer, Strand District
  • Senior Visiting Physician to Seamen's Hospital Greenwich 1878-1897
Professional activities Refs: *1 *2

Member of Pathological Society London; Examiner In Anatomy, University Of London & Durh. & Vict. Univ.

 

Publications Ref: *2
  • Goulstonian Lecturer 1879 ‘The Lymphatic System & Its Surgery’, Lancet.
  • Quain's Directory Of Medicine - article n ‘Alcoholism’
  • Contributed ‘Notes Of Some Muscular Abnormalities And Nerve Irregularities’ Journal Anatomy & Physiology 1873-1874.
  • ‘Variations In The Arrangement Of The Extensor Muscles Of The Forearm’ Ibid, 1876
  • ‘Treatment Of Typhoid Fever By Alcohol And The Cold Wet-Pack’ Ibid, 1887
  • ‘Cardiac Failure And Dilatations Of The Heart’ Ibid, 1894

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
1846
Place of birth Ref: *1
Towrdnack, St Ives
Date of death Ref: *1
5th July 1902
Place of death Refs: *1 *4
St Marylebone
Family details Ref: *1
  • Father: Andrew Curnow, a yeoman
  • He was unmarried

Notes Ref: *3

He was one of the most brilliant students at King's College and was awarded 2 scholarships, 2 exhibitions and 5 gold medals by University Of London

* References

  1. Munk's Roll Vol Iv, 1826 (Pp 255-6)
  2. Medical Directory 1900
  3. H. Willoughby Lyle, King’s and Some King’s Men (Oxford and London: Oxford University Press and Humphrey Milford, 1935)
  4. Births, Deaths, Marriages 1837-1915

Photograph: “John Curnow, M.D., F.R.C.P”, ND, KHMS/PH1/1, King’s College London Archives

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