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Authorised form of nameStephens; John William Watson (1865 - 1946); parasitologist and expert on tropical diseases
Dates1865 - 1946
NationalityBritish
Place of birthHolcwm, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Date of birth02 March 1865
Place of deathHolcwm, Ferryside, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Date of death17/05/1946
Occupationparasitologist and expert on tropical diseases
Research fieldParasitic diseases
Tropical diseases
Parasitology
ActivityEducation:
Preparatory school in Ferryside; Christ College, Brecon; MD (Camb); BA; DPH
Career:
Sir Trevor Lawrence research studentship in pathology and bacteriology at St Bartholomew’s Hospital (1895-1886); John Lucas Walker research studentship in pathology at Cambridge (1897); Assistant bacteriologist to the government of India (1897-8); Walter Myers Lecturer in Tropical Medicine at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (1903-1913); Alfred Jones Professor of Tropical Medicine, succeeding Sir Ronald Ross (FRS 1901) (1913-1928); malaria consultant with Royal Army Medical Corps (1914-1918); member of the Colonial Medical Research Committee (1927); retired to Holcwm, Ferryside.
Memberships:
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (President 1927–1928).
Awards/Medals:
Manson Medal 1935
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election13/05/1920
Age at election55
ProposerGeorge Henry Falkiner Nuttall; George Stuart Graham-Smith; Arthur Everett Shipley; John Stanley Gardiner; Frederick William Andrewes; Charles James Martin; Robert Newstead
Benjamin Moore; John George Adami; John Smyth Macdonald; Charles Scott Sherrington; William Boog Leishman; James Lorrain Smith
Royal Society activityMember of the Royal Society malaria commission in Africa and India (1898-192)
RelationshipsParents: John Stephens, barrister, and Martha, daughter of Captain David Davies RM, of Transmawr, Carmarthenshire.
Spouse: Mary Sophie, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel E. C. C. Sandys (16 April 1901).
Children: John and David.
Published worksRCN 18603
RCN 18618
RCN 19311
RCN 18633
RCN 18626
RCN 18605
RCN 18598
RCN 18615
RCN 18628
RCN 18632
RCN 18602
RCN 18597
RCN 18616
RCN 18604
RCN 18629
RCN 18601
RCN 18606
RCN 18631
RCN 18614
RCN 18625
RCN 18623
RCN 18627
RCN 18607
RCN 18624
RCN 11586
RCN 18617
General contextDescribed Plasmodium ovale; carried out pioneering work on sleeping sickness.
Royal Society Obituary or MemoirClick to view (may be contained within a meeting notice, presidential address or list of death notices)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1945-1948 vol 5 pp 525-540, plate, by S R Christophers
Royal Society codeNA1740
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1920/15Stephens, John William Watson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/004383Stephens, John William Watsonnd
NLB/19/383Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society9 September 1899
NLB/19/158Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Sir Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society30 June 1899
NLB/17/336Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Lord Joseph Lister, President, Royal Society13 October 1898
NLB/17/230Copy letter from Michael Foster, to the Under Secretary of State, Colonial Office, S.W. 12 September 1898
NLB/18/294Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to C P Lucas, Assistant under Secretary of State, Colonial Office20 February 1899
NLB/17/537Copy telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], 7 Quay Street[15 November 1898]
NLB/17/643Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Pathological Laboratory, Cambridge29 November 1898
NLB/17/635Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Crown Agents for the Colonies, Downing Street, S.W.29 November 1898
NLB/17/578Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to C P Lucas, Colonial Office, S.W.21 November 1898
NLB/17/637Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to C P Lucas, Colonial Office29 November 1898
NLB/17/703Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Samuel Rickard Christophers, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Euston Hotel9 December 1898
NLB/19/295Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 July 1899
NLB/19/270Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society24 July 1899
NLB/19/84Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to C P Lucas, Colonial Office, Downing Street, S.W. 16 June 1899
NLB/19/267Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Sir Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society24 July 1899
NLB/19/647Copy telegram from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], care of Woodhead, Pathological Laboratory, Cambridge[16 November 1899]
NLB/19/274Copy letter from Robert William Harrison, to Mr Lucas, Colonial Office25 July 1899
NLB/20/16Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to C P Lucas, Colonial Office15 January 1900
NLB/19/620Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Fellow of the Royal Society10 November 1899
NLB/19/591Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Fellow of the Royal Society7 November 1899
NLB/19/572Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Fellow of the Royal Society2 November 1899
NLB/19/725Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to the Under Secretary of State, Colonial Office, S.W.4 December 1899
NLB/19/638Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society15 November 1899
NLB/20/719Copy letter from Michael Foster to Dr John William Watson Stephens and [Samuel Rickard] Christophers, [Fellows of the Royal Society21 June 1900
NLB/21/692Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], 7 Quay Street, Camarthan10 January 1901
NLB/23/1/393Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to John William Watson Stephens and Samuel Rickard Christophers, [Fellows of the Royal Society]6 November 1901
NLB/25/151Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Camarthen30 August 1902
NLB/24/138Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster, to The Right Honorable J Chamberlain MP, H M Secretary of State for the Colonies10 March 1902
NLB/25/333Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool18 October 1902
NLB/25/375Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society]24 October 1902
NLB/25/754Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 December 1902
NLB/26/275Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Dr John William Watson Stephens, School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool20 February 1903
NLB/26/274Copy letter from Sir Michael Foster to, C P Lucas20 February 1903
NLB/26/311Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to, Dr [John William Watson] Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society]27 February 1903
NLB/27/443Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society]26 September 1903
NLB/34/874Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], Johnston Tropical Laboratory, University of Liverpool20 March 1907
NLB/43/316Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [John William Watson] Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society]9 December 1910
NLB/43/375Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [John William Watson] Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society]19 December 1910
NLB/47/571Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr J [John] W [William] W [Watson] Stephens, School of Tropical Medicine, University of Liverpool25 February 1913
NLB/48/462Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr [John William Watson] Stephens, School of Tropical Medicine, The University, Liverpool7 July 1913
NLB/63/792Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John William Watson] Stephens, FRS18 December 1922
NLB/64/132Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John William Watson] Stephens, FRS6 February 1923
NLB/57/881Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent26 February 1920
NLB/18/274Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr J W W Stephens16 February 1899
NLB/24/148Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr [Samuel Rickard] Christophers, [Fellow of the Royal Society]10 March 1902
NLB/25/814Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, [Fellow of the Royal Society], School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool 6 January 1903
NLB/28/11Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr John William Watson Stephens, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine17 December 1903
NLB/19/290Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr C W Daniels, Blantyre, British Central Africa28 July 1899
NLB/19/289Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr James William Watson Stephens and Dr Samuel Rickard Christophers, [Fellows of the Royal Society], Blantyre, British Central Africa28 July 1899
NLB/20/114Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir John Kirk, Professor Edwin Ray Lankester, Professor Thomas Clifford Allbutt, Sir John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellows of the Royal Society and members of the Malaria Committee5 February 1900
NLB/23/1/573Copy letter from Michael Foster and copy memorandum from the Malaria Committee, to [John William Waton] Stephens and [Samuel Rickard] Christophers, [Fellows of the Royal Society]2 December 1901
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