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Authorised form of nameLawrence; Sir; William (1783 - 1867)
SurnameLawrence
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1783 - 1867
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England (16 July 1783)
Death:
18 Whitehall Place, London (05 July 1867)
ActivityProfession:
Surgeon
Research Field:
Anatomy, physiology, surgery
Career:
Apprenticed to, and lived with, John Abernethy (FRS 1796) (for 5 years); Demonstrator of Anatomy, St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Assistant Surgeon, later Surgeon, St Bartholomew's Hospital (1824-1865); Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, College of Surgeons (1815); Surgeon Extraordinary, later Sergeant Surgeon, to the Queen; suffered an attack of apoplexy whilst descending the stairs at the College of Surgeons and died later at home
Honours:
Bt 1867
Memberships:
MRCP (President 1846 and 1855)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/11/1813
Council:
VP 1836-1837
RelationshipsSon of a surgeon in Cirencester
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1867-1868 vol 16 pp xxv-xxx, signed by W S S
References:
William R Le Fanu, 'Sir Benjamin Brodie, FRS (1783-1862)' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 42-52
Notes:
William Thomas Brande has signed the certificate twice. BR says created baronet 1866
Royal Society codeNA6599
Archives associated with this Fellow
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IM/002660Lawrence, Sir Williamnd
RR/1/60Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the general and minute structure of the spleen in man and other animals' by William Julian Evans[1837]
RR/1/88Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the reflex function of the medulla oblongata and spinalis, or the principle of tone in the muscular system' by Marshall Hall 1 May 1837
RR/1/141Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'Supplement to a paper “on the nervous ganglia of the uterus.”' by Robert Lee5 June 1846
RR/1/149Referee's report by Richard Owen and William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the heart' by Robert Lee13 October 1848
RR/1/148Referee's report by Richard Owen and William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the heart' by Robert Lee8 August 1847
RR/1/189Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the anatomy and physiology of the vascular fringes in joints, and the sheaths of tendons' by George Rainey24 June 1846
RR/1/164Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'On the muscularity of the iris' by Professor Maunoir[1843]
RR/1/237Referee's report by William Lawrence, on a paper 'Physiological inferences derived from human and comparative anatomy respecting the origins of the nerves, the cerebellum and the straited bodies' by J Swan5 July 1843
IM/Maull/002659Lawrence, Sir Williamnd
EC/1813/10Lawrence, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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