Title Ref: *1
First name(s) Ref: *6
Greville Matheson
Position(s) held at King's College London Ref: *1
  • King's College Hospital, Clerk to Sir Joseph Lister 
  • Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy, 1885 
  • Assistant Physician for Diseases of the Throat then Chair of Anatomy 1898 
  •  retired in 1905then appointed consulting physician and emeritus professor of Laryngology and Fellow

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended Ref: *1

King's College School 1875 (junior scholarship & 2nd year scholarship 1877); King’s College London

Qualifications Ref: *1

MD London, MRCS

Position(s) held (non King's College London) Ref: *1
  • Private practice in Florence
  • Resident medical officer to the Throat Hospital, Golden Square, 1886
  • Hon Physician, Throat Hospital, 1887
Professional activities Ref: *1
  • Founded King's College Magazine
  • President of the Throat Section of the British Medical Association in Montreal, 1897
Publications Ref: *1

Reminiscences of a Specialist" book. " The Forms of nasal obstruction on the respiratory function of the nose" Board school laryng. " A treatise on Diseases of the Nose and its Accessory Cavities" . " Hayfever and asthma, nasal polypus" ; " The Tree in the Midst" (1904); " The Ethics of Revolt" (1907); The sanity of William Blake (1908) The child's inheritance (1910); George MacDonald and his wife (1924)

Personal details

Date of birth Ref: *1
Place of birth Ref: *2
Manchester, Lancs
Date of death Ref: *5
3rd November 1944
Place of death Ref: *5
Family details Refs: *1 *3 *4

Son of George MacDonald, 1824-1905, novelist and poet, and Louisa Powell; brother of Ronald MacDonald, novelist and dramatist, and Mackay MacDonald MB Cantab (house surgeon at King's); cousin of Sir Charles Edward Troup KCO, KCVO LLD who served on Committee of Management King's College Hospital; married Phoebe Winn in 1888.


Profoundly deaf

* References

  1. King's and Some King's Men
  2. 1891 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. 1871 Census
  5. England & Wales Death Index 1916-2007
  6. England & Wales Probate Calendar 1858-66
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