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Authorised form of nameQuain; Richard (1800 - 1887)
SurnameQuain
ForenamesRichard
Dates1800 - 1887
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Fermoy, County Cork, Ireland (July 1800)
Death:
15 September 1887
Burial:
Finchley, London
ActivityCareer:
Apprenticed to a surgeon in Ireland; went to London to study under his brother, Jones Quain (anatomist); Demonstrator of Anatomy, University College, London (1830); Professor of Descriptive Anatomy, University College, London; Assistant Surgeon, University College Hospital (1834), Surgeon (1848); resigned (1866); Surgeon Extraordinary to Queen Victoria; left most of his fortune of about £75,000 to University College, London
Memberships:
FRCS (1843, President 1868)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
29/02/1844
RelationshipsCousin of Sir Richard Quain (FRS 1871); married (1859) Ellen, Viscountess Midleton, widow of the 5th Viscount Midleton
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64790809
Royal Society codeNA7640
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1844/08Quain, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1842/22Quain, Richard: certificate of candidature for election to the Royal Society
RR/2/201Referee's report by Richard Quain, on a paper 'On a geometrical representation of the action of the heart' by William John Macquorn Rankine4 February 1852
RR/2/246Referee's report by Richard Quain, on a paper 'On the functions of the membrana tympani, the ossicles and muscles of the tympanum, and of the eustachian tube in the human ear, with an account of the muscles of the eustachian tube and their action in different classes of animals' by Joseph Toynbee[1854]
NLB/3/212Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor Michael Foster, Secretary, Royal Society10 April 1889
RR/6/220Referee's report by Richard Quain, on a paper 'On the muscular arrangements of the bladder and prostate, and the manner in which the ureters and urethra are closed' by James Bell Pettigrew31 July 1866
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