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Authorised form of nameParkes; Edmund Alexander (1819 - 1876)
SurnameParkes
ForenamesEdmund Alexander
Dates1819 - 1876
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bloxham, Oxfordshire, England (29 March 1819)
Death:
His residence, Sydney Cottage, Bittern, near Southampton, Hampshire (15 March 1876)
Burial:
Solihull, near Birmingham, Warwickshire
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Surgeon
Research Field:
Hygiene
Education:
Christ's Hospital; University College Hospital, London. MB (1841) MD (1846, London)
Career:
Assistant Surgeon, 84th (York and Lancaster) Regiment, in India (1842-1845); retired from the army, returned to London and practised in Upper Seymour Street, then in Harley Street; Professor of Clinical Medicine, University College Hospital, London (1849); Superintendent of the British Army Hospital at Renkioi, Dardanelles (1855); Professor of Hygiene, Army Medical School, Fort Pitt, Chatham (1860); Examiner in Medicine for the Army and Indian Medical Service; published 'Manual of Practical Hygiene' (1864); Physician, University College Hospital, London; died of tuberculosis
Memberships:
MRCS (1840); FRCP
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1861
RelationshipsHis mother was a niece of Josiah Wedgwood (FRS 1783)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA6029
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
M/194Parkes, Edmund Alexander
AP/45/1The effect of temperature on the secretion of Urea as observed on a voyage to China and at Hong Kong1863
RR/4/238Referee's report by Edmund Alexander Parkes, on a paper 'On the elimination of urea and urinary water, in relation to the period of the day, season, exertion, food, prison discipline, weight of body, and other influences acting in the cycle of the year' by Edward Smith25 June 1861
RR/6/247Referee's report by Edmund Alexander Parkes, on a paper 'On the temperature of the human body in health' by Sydney Ringer and the late Andrew Patrick Stuart10 April 1869
RR/7/368Referee's report by Edmund Alexander Parkes, on a paper 'Supplementary note on the theory of ventilation' by Francois de Chaumont16 January 1875
RR/7/171Memorandum by Edmund Alexander Parkes, on a paper 'On the specific heat and other physical characters of mixtures of methylic alcohol and water, and on certain relations existing between the specific heat of a mixture or solution and the heat evolved or absorbed in their formation' by August Dupre1872
EC/1861/10Parkes, Edmund Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/6/248Detailed referee's report by Edmund Alexander Parkes, on a paper 'On the temperature of the human body in health' by Sydney Ringer and the late Andrew Patrick Stuartnd [1869]
RR/7/170Referee's report by Edmund Alexander Parkes, on a paper 'On the specific heat and other physical characters of mixtures of methylic alcohol and water, and on certain relations existing between the specific heat of a mixture or solution and the heat evolved or absorbed in their formation' by August Dupre24 February 1872
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