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Authorised form of nameGowers; Sir; William Richard (1845 - 1915)
SurnameGowers
ForenamesWilliam Richard
Dates1845 - 1915
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (20 March 1845)
Death:
Ladbrooke Square, London (04 May 1915)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Surgeon
Education:
Christ Church, Oxford; University College Hospital, London. MB (1869), MD (1870)
Career:
Staff, University College Hospital; Staff, National Hospital for Paralysed and Epileptic; studied diseases of the nervous system; wrote 'Diagnosis of diseases of the spinal cord' (1879) and 'Manual of diseases of the nervous system' (1886-1888); his health broke down due to pressure of work, but he recovered and returned to practice
Honours:
Kt 1897
Memberships:
MRCS (1867); FRCP (1879)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1887
RelationshipsSon of William Gowers
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1915-1917 vol 89 pp i-iii signed by D F
Royal Society codeNA7132
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1887/08Gowers, Sir William Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/17/86Letter from WR Gowers to Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society13 July [1895]
IM/Maull/001726Gowers, Sir William Richardnd
NLB/3/319Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society7 May 1889
NLB/12/296Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons24 January 1896
NLB/12/280Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1896
NLB/12/775Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society1 May 1896
NLB/15/668Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons15 November 1897
NLB/20/692Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society19 June 1900
NLB/22/253Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William [Richard] Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society, 50 Queen Anne Street, W.30 March 1901
NLB/24/685Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society17 June 1902
NLB/29/767Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society8 December 1904
NLB/29/841Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society20 December 1904
RR/13/177Referee's report by William Richard Gowers, on a paper 'An experimental research upon cerebro-cortical afferent and efferent tracts' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner15 June 1897
NLB/16/53Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor T Clifford Allbutt, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1898
NLB/12/285Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society22 January 1896
NLB/31/10Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society6 June 1905
NLB/8/841Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr William Richard Gowers, Fellow of the Royal Society8 January 1894
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