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Authorised form of nameFerrier; Sir; David (1843 - 1928)
SurnameFerrier
ForenamesDavid
Dates1843 - 1928
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Woodside, near Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland (13 January 1843)
Death:
York House, Kensington, London (19 March 1928)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Neurophysiology, neurology
Education:
Grammar School, Aberdeen; University of Aberdeen. MA (1863); MB (1868, Edinburgh), MD (Edinburgh)
Career:
Ferguson Scholar of the Scottish Universities; practised in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk; went to London (1870); Lecturer in Physiology, Middlesex Hospital; Professor of Forensic Medicine, King's College; Physician, King's College Hospital; Physician, National Hospital for Paralysed and Epileptic; after his death £1,000 was collected by his friends to endow the Royal Society Ferrier Memorial Lecture
Honours:
Kt 1911
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
1/06/1876
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1890
Lectures:
Croonian 1874 and 1875
Council:
VP 1906-1908
RelationshipsSon of a newsagent
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1928 vol 103 pp viii-xvi, plate, signed by C S S
References:
David Millett, 'Illustrating a Revolution: An Unrecognized Contribution to the "Golden Era" of Cerebral Localization' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 283-305, plate
Notes:
William Guy has signed under General Knowledge, but with a note: '(personal knowledge)'
Royal Society codeNA7494
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/001405Ferrier, Davidnd
IM/Maull/001403Ferrier, Davidnd
NLB/15/778Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Augustus Desire Waller, Fellow of the Royal Society6 December 1897
NLB/40/706Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to The Chairman of the Sectional Committee for Physiology22 July 1909
NLB/2/623Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Ferrier, [Fellow of the Royal Society]28 September 1888
NLB/2/683Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, [Fellow of the Royal Society]11 October 1888
NLB/2/673Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Ferrier [Fellow of the Royal Society]8 October 1888
NLB/2/663Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster [Royal Society]5 October 1888
NLB/4/887Copy letter from Michael Foster, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society19 November 1890
NLB/8/602Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, [Fellow of the Royal Society]23 November 1893
NLB/8/607Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society24 November 1893
NLB/10/558Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society18 December 1894
NLB/10/116Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Bolas & Company3 October 1894
NLB/10/215Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Bolas & Company23 October 1894
NLB/8/593Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Professor Michael Foster21 November 1893
NLB/9/804Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Bolas & Company16 July 1894
NLB/10/966Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society15 March 1895
NLB/8/975Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Lord Rayleigh [John William Strutt], 4 Carlton Gardens2 February 1894
NLB/9/20Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society13 March 1894
NLB/9/76Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs S B Bolas & Company, 11 Ludgate Hill, E.C.21 March 1894
NLB/9/77Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society21 March 1894
NLB/9/807Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Bolas & Company, 11 Ludgate Hill, E.C.14 July 1894
NLB/9/570Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society7 June 1894
NLB/9/544Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society1 June 1894
NLB/9/784Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Harrison & Sons, 45 St Martins Lane12 July 1894
NLB/9/900Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society25 July 1894
NLB/9/884Copy letter from an unknown correspondent, to Messrs Bolus & Company, 11 Ludgate Hill, E.C.24 July 1894
NLB/9/878Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Bolas & Company, 11 Ludgate Hill, E.C.24 July 1894
NLB/9/932Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Messrs Bolas & Company, 11 Ludgate Hill, E.C.30 July 1894
NLB/9/58Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society19 March 1894
NLB/15/589Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Dr Turner3 November 1897
RR/15/60Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Cerebral anaemia and the effects which follow ligation of the cerebral arteries' by Leonard Erskine HillApril 1900
NLB/14/815Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society25 May 1897
NLB/14/860Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Committee28 May 1897
NLB/15/779Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Aldren Turner7 December 1897
NLB/16/115Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr A D Waller, Fellow of the Royal Society4 February 1898
NLB/15/416Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, William Aldren Turner, 13 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, W.27 September 1897
NLB/15/599Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Dr W A Turner3 November 1897
NLB/15/623Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr W A Turner, 13 Queen Street, W. 5 November 1897
NLB/15/849Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society23 December 1897
NLB/15/891Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society10 January 1898
NLB/21/451Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society20 November 1900
NLB/24/675Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Hugo Muller, Fellow of the Royal Society16 June 1902
RR/17/180Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Description of the brain of Mr. Charles Babbage, F. R. S' by Victor Alexander Haden Horsley[February 1908]
RR/13/176Referee's report by John Newport Langley, on a paper 'An experimental research upon cerebro-cortical afferent and efferent tracts' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner6 June 1897
NLB/33/47Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society, 34 Cavendish Square, W. 20 June 1906
NLB/40/321Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS24 May 1909
NLB/36/151Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society27 August 1907
NLB/38/10Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society2 June 1908
NLB/36/424Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sidney Martin, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Sectional Committee28 October 1907
NLB/37/715Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society4 May 1908
NLB/38/109Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society16 June 1908
NLB/36/864Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Sidney Martin, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Sectional Committee6 January 1908
NLB/37/566Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor S [Sidney Harris Cox] Martin, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Sectional Committee7 April 1908
NLB/43/181Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society14 November 1910
NLB/39/531Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [David] Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society2 February 1909
NLB/38/479Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society10 August 1908
NLB/38/712Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society24 October 1908
NLB/38/542Copy letter from Joseph Larmor and Sir Archibald Geikie, to Henry Frederick Baker, Fellow of the Royal Society, and others16 September 1908
NLB/40/339Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [David] Ferrier FRS, Chairman Physiology Committee26 May 1909
NLB/40/556Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS 28 June 1909
NLB/42/33Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS 11 March 1909
NLB/42/401Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS6 June 1910
NLB/41/56Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society5 October 1909
NLB/42/408Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS 7 June 1910
NLB/42/110Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS 6 April 1910
NLB/41/788Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physiology Sectional Committee24 February 1910
NLB/42/594Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [David] Ferrier FRS12 July 1910
NLB/41/378Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society2 December 1909
NLB/42/370Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS 30 May 1910
NLB/42/804Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor D [David] Ferrier FRS 14 October 1910
NLB/43/160Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society11 November 1910
NLB/44/721Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir David Ferrier FRS27 October 1911
NLB/46/407Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society26 July 1912
NLB/45/554Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Sir David Ferrier FRS26 March 1912
NLB/51/691Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society to Sir David Ferrier FRS26 May 1915
NLB/50/761Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Sir David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society3 November 1914
RR/17/204Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Localisation of function in the lemur’s brain' by Frederick Walker Mott and William Dobinson Halliburton[November 1907]
RR/19/145Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'The effects of stimulation and extirpation of the labyrinth of the ear, and their relation to the motor system' by J Gordon Wilson and F H Pikend [1912]
RR/7/305Letter from David Ferrier, on his paper 'The localization of function in the brain' to the Secretary of the Royal Society1 December 1874
RR/7/303Letter from George Rolleston, on a paper 'The localization of function in the brain' by David Ferrier to the Secretary of the Royal Society17 November 1874
RR/7/302Referee's report by Thomas Henry Huxley, on a paper 'The localization of function in the brain' by David Ferrier1874
RR/7/300Referee's report by Michael Foster, on a paper 'The localization of function in the brain' by David Ferrier20 May 1874
RR/7/304Referee's report by George Rolleston, on a paper 'The localization of function in the brain' by David Ferrier 17 November 1874
RR/8/134Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Contributions to the anatomy of the central nervous system vertebrate animals' by Alfred Sanders6 June 1878
RR/7/301Letter from Michael Foster, on a paper 'The localization of function in the brain' by David Ferrier to the Secretary of the Royal Society15 November 1874
RR/7/299Referee's report by George Rolleston, on a paper 'The localization of function in the brain' by David Ferrier12 May 1874
RR/10/213Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Contributions to the anatomy of the central nervous system in vertebrated animals. Part I.—Ichthyopsida. Section I.—Pisces. Subsection III.—Dipnoi. On the brain of the Ceratodus forsteri' by Alfred SandersApril 1888
RR/11/71Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Results of hemisection of the spinal cord in monkeys' by Frederick Walker Mott24 June 1891
RR/12/58Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'A contribution to the study of descending degenerations in the brain and spinal cord, and of the seat of origin and paths of conduction of the fits in absinthe epilepsy' by Rubert William Boyce17 April 1894
RR/12/103Referee's report by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, on a paper 'Record of experiments illustrative of the symptomatology and degenerations following lesions of the cerebellum and its peduncles and related structures in monkeys' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner14 December 1893
RR/12/105Second referee's report by Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, on a paper 'Record of experiments illustrative of the symptomatology and degenerations following lesions of the cerebellum and its peduncles and related structures in monkeys' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner24 May 1894
RR/12/104Letter from David Ferrier, to Herbert Rix, regarding a paper 'Record of experiments illustrative of the symptomatology and degenerations following lesions of the cerebellum and its peduncles and related structures in monkeys' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner18 April 1894
RR/12/156Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'On the effects produced on the circulation and respiration by gun-shot injuries of the cerebral hemispheres' by S P Kramer and Victor Alexander Haden Horsley17 April 1894
RR/11/178Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'On the origin from the spinal cord of the cervical and thoracic sympathetic fibres, with some observations on white and grey rami communicantes' by John Newport Langley19 February 1892
RR/12/244Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'The effect produced upon respiration by faradic excitation of the cerebrum in the monkey, dog, cat, and rabbit' by W G Spencer[1894]
RR/13/260Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'The origin and destination of certain afferent and efferent tracts in the medulla oblongata' by J S Risien Russell22 May 1897
RR/13/178Referee's report by Augustus Desire Waller, on a paper 'An experimental research upon cerebro-cortical afferent and efferent tracts' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner16 December 1897
RR/17/327Referee's report by David Ferrier, on a paper 'Complete survey of the cell lamination of the cerebral cortex of the lemur' by Frederick Walker Mott and A M KelleyMarch 1908
NLB/67/204Copy letter of a notice sent to 'The Times'; 'The Morning Post'; 'The Daily Telegraph'; 'Nature'; the Press Association13 November 1924
RR/12/102Referee's report by Charles Scott Sherrington, on a paper 'Record of experiments illustrative of the symptomatology and degenerations following lesions of the cerebellum and its peduncles and related structures in monkeys' by David Ferrier and W Aldren Turner6 January 1894
NLB/69/569Copy letter from Sir Ernest Rutherford, President of the Royal Society; to Sir David Ferrier, FRS10 June 1926
NLB/71/303Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Charles Sherrington, O. M., G.B.E, FRS23 March 1928
NLB/69/619Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir David Ferrier, FRS28 June 1926
NLB/71/634Copy Letter from P. D. Rogers, Office Staff of the Royal Society; to Sir Charles Sherrington, O. M., G.B.E, FRS14 September 1928
NLB/16/53Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor T Clifford Allbutt, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1898
NLB/40/732Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [David] Ferrier, Chairman of the Physiology Committee27 July 1909
NLB/9/216Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society17 April 1894
NLB/9/496Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society29 May 1894
NLB/15/440Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr William Aldren Turner, 13 Queen Anne Street, Cavendish Square, W.4 October 1897
NLB/33/716Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to; Augustus Desire Waller, Lord Avebury [John Lubbock], Sir Benjamin Baker, Dr Henry Frederick Baker, Professor David Ferrier, Professor Sydney John Hickson, Dr A Scott, Mr Albert Charles Seward, Professor William Johnson Sollas, and Professor Silvanus Phillips Thompson, Fellows of the Royal Society26 October 1906
NLB/39/638Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor [David] Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Sectional Committee for Physiology19 February 1909
EC/1876/11Ferrier, Sir David: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/10/39Copy letter from A H White, to Messrs Bolas & Company11 September 1894
NLB/9/782Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Ferrier, Fellow of the Royal Society12 July 1894
IM/001404Ferrier, David1922
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