Authorised form of nameQuain; Sir; Richard (1816 - 1898)
Dates1816 - 1898
Place of birthMallow-on-the-Blackwater, County Cork, Ireland
Date of birth30 October 1816
Place of deathHarley Street, London
Date of death13 March 1898
Dates and placesBurial:
Hampstead cemetery, London
Research fieldPathology
Apprenticed to a surgeon apothecary, Limerick; University College, London. MB (1840), MD (1842)
Assistant Physician (1848), later Physician (1855), Brompton Hospital for Diseases of the Chest; Censor, Royal College of Physicians; President, General Medical Council; Physician Extraordinary to Queen Victoria (1890); edited 'A Dictionary of medicine' (1895); his practice included Thomas Carlyle and his wife, and Edwin Landseer
Bt 1891
MRCP (1846); FRCP (1851)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/06/1871
RelationshipsSon of John Quain; cousin of Richard Quain (FRS 1844)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1898 vol 63 pp vi-ix signed by J F
Vanity Fair 15 December 1883 - "Lord Beaconsfield's Physician" by 'Spy'
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA6410
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/2/850Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr Percy Faraday Frankland, Fellow of the Royal Society23 November 1888
NLB/16/313Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons[14 March 1898]
NLB/14/774Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir R Quain, [Fellow of the Royal Society]14 May 1897
NLB/14/740Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society7 May 1897
NLB/14/769Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Sir Richard Quain, [Fellow of the Royal Society]13 May [1897]
NLB/14/771Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Committee13 May 1897
NLB/16/767Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir Joseph Fayrer, Fellow of the Royal Society 2 June 1898
RR/13/256Referee's report by John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, on a paper 'On the mechanism by which the first sound of the heart is produced' by Richard Quain12 May 1897
IM/003706Quain, Sir Richard1999
EC/1871/09Quain, Sir Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
VF/31Portrait of Sir Richard Quain by Sir Leslie Ward20 February 1875
MC/9/213Letter from Richard Quain, 67 Harley Street, to Walter White, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]9 June 1871
MC/9Volume 9 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1870-June 1873
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