Authorised form of nameSimon; Sir; John (1816 - 1904)
Dates1816 - 1904
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth10 October 1816
Place of deathAt his residence, 40 Kensington Square, London
Date of death23/07/1904
Dates and placesBurial:
Lewisham cemetery, Ladywell, London
OccupationSurgeon, Pathologist
Demonstrator of Anatomy, King's College, London (1844); Surgeon, St Thomas's Hospital, London (1853-1876)
CB 1876; KCB 1887
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election09/01/1845
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
VP 1879-1880
Medals and prizes:
Buchanan Medal 1897
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1905 vol 75 pp 336-346 signed by J B S
Sanitary reformer
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA7885
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1845/01Simon, Sir John: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/48/4On the Formation of Cells in Amimal Bodies1866
AP/28/17Unpublished paper, 'On the anatomy and physiology of the vascular fringes in joints, and the sheaths of tendons' by G [George] RaineyFebruary 1846
AP/44/2Unpublished paper, 'Experiments and observations on the structure and the function of the stomach in the vertebrate class' by William Brinton1861
AP/60/13On the effect of strong induction currents upon the structure of the Spinal Cord1879
IM/004190Simon, Sir John1875
IM/004191Simon, Sir John1848
NLB/15/428Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor John Scott Burdon-Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society1 October 1897
NLB/15/385Copy letter Theodore E James, to Professor John Scott-Burdon Sanderson, Fellow of the Royal Society9 September 1897
NLB/15/611Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Horace A D Seymour, Royal Mint4 November 1897
NLB/15/614Copy letter from Arthur William Rucker, to Sir John Simon, Fellow of the Royal Society4 November 1897
NLB/19/766Copy letter from Alfred Bray Kempe, to Sir John Simon, Fellow of the Royal Society13 December 1899
RR/6/39Referee's report by John Simon, on a paper 'Observations on the anatomy of the thyroid body in man' by George William Callender29 July 1867
RR/1/226Referee's report by Richard Owen, on a paper 'On the comparative anatomy of the thyroid gland' by John Simon3 July 1844
PT/28/5Paper, 'On the comparative anatomy of the thyroid gland' by John Simon[1844]
RR/2/125Referee's report by John Simon, on a paper 'Further inquiries as to the structure, development, and function of the liver' by Charles Handfield Jones13 September 1852
AP/49/8Researches carried on at the Pathological Laboratory of St. Thomas's Hospital. First Series.1867
AP/49/9Researches carried on at the Pathological Laboratory of St. Thomas's Hospital. Second Series.1867
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