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Authorised form of nameBrodie; Sir; Benjamin Collins (1783 - 1862); Surgeon
SurnameBrodie
ForenamesBenjamin Collins
Dates1783 - 1862
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Winterslow, Wiltshire, England (09 June 1783)
Death:
Broome Park, Surrey (21 October 1862)
ActivityProfession:
Surgeon
Research Field:
Physiology, surgery
Career:
Went to London to study medicine (aged 18); attended Abernethy's lectures (1801) and Wilson's at the Hunterian School (1802); pupil to Everard Home, St George's Hospital, London (1803); assisted in private practice; Assistant Surgeon, St George's Hospital (1808); Surgeon, St George's Hospital (1822); attended George IV (1819, and in his last illness); Sergeant Surgeon to William IV (1832)
Honours:
Bt 1834
Memberships:
FRCP (President 1844); GMC (President 1858); Royal Medico-Chirugical Society (President)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
18/02/1810
Medals/Prizes:
Copley Medal 1811
Lectures:
Croonian 1810 and 1813
Council:
PRS 1858-1861; VP 1833-1835, 1849-1851, 1854-1856 and 1861-1862
RelationshipsFather of Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (FRS 1849)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1862-1863 vol 12 pp xlii-lvi
References:
Edmund J Bowen, 'The Balliol-Trinity Laboratories, Oxford 1853-1940' in NR 1970 vol 25 pp 227-236
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
Notes:
DSB gives date of birth as 8 Jun 1783.
Royal Society codeNA8147
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MM/19/57Letter from Edward Sabine to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Societynd
AP/25/6The Anatomy and Physiology of certain Structures in the Orbit not previously described25/03/1841
MM/19/125Letter from Sir Benjamin Brodie Collins9 August 1843
MM/19/24Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society14 December 1860
MM/19/68Letter from Joseph Hodgson to Edward Sabine19 October 1860
MM/19/21Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society22 July 1860
MM/19/23Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society20 October [1860]
MM/19/31Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, President, Royal Society28 September 1861
MM/19/76Letter from Lord John Russell to Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie16 January 1861
MM/19/88Letter from J Masterman to Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, President, Royal Society27 January 1859
MS/769/19Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, 37 Portland Place, to [Walter White?] 12 April 1862
AP/29/8Researches on the Function of the Intercostal MusclesJune 1847
AP/8A/15Account of a case in which the remains of a foetus were found in the abdomen of a female child4 May 1815
MS/769/18Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, 14 Saville Row, to [Walter White?]1 June 1860
AP/8A/18Observations on the mechanism by which the eye is adapted to the vision of objects at different distances12 January 1815
AP/10/2On the influence of the Nervous system on the action of the muscles in general and of the heart in particular11 November 1813
AP/13/2An Experimental Inquiry into the Physiological Effects of Oxygen Gas upon the Animal System26 March 1829
AP/36/2An Experimental Inquiry undertaken with the view of ascertaining whether any Force is evolved during Muscular Contraction analgous to the Force evolved in the Fish, Gymnatus and Torpedo1855
MS/843/13Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, Victoria Hotel, St Leonards-on-Sea, to William Sharpey9 October [1860]
EC/1809/09Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collins: certificate of election to the Royal Society
AP/28/13Further Researches on the Nervous System of the UterusFebruary 1846
IM/Maull/000580Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collinsnd
AP/30/6Researches on the Function of the Intercostal muscles, and on the Respiratory movements, with some remarks upon Muscular power in Man1848
AP/43/4Physiological Anatomy of the Lungs1860
AP/31/1An Experimental Inquiry undertaken with the view of ascertaining, whether any and what signs of current electricity are manifested during the organic process of secretion in living animals; being an attempt to some of the discoveries of Faraday to Physiology 1848
P/0015Portrait of Brodie, Sir Benjamin
IM/000581Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collinsnd
RR/2/28Referee's report by Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'On the dentate body of the cerebellum' by William Brinton24 July 1852
NLB/37/238Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to C T Dent. Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, 61 Brooke Street, W18th February 1908
RR/2/27Letter from William Bowman, on a paper 'On the dentate body of the cerebellum' by William Brinton to Benjamin Collins Brodie23 July 1852
RR/2/118Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'Contributions to animal chemistry. —Paper V. On the oxidation of ammonia in the human body, with some remarks on nitrification' by Henry Bence Jones20 January 1853
RR/1/85Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie, on a paper 'On the structure and functions of the spleen' by Thomas Gordon Hake9 August 1839
RR/1/147Referee's report by Benjamin Collins Brodie and Richard Partridge, on a paper 'On the ganglia and nerves of the virgin uterus' by Robert Lee[1843]
MS/426/265Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir B [Benjamin Collins] Brodie12 March 1847
MS/426/293Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John [Frederick William] Herschel; to G B [George Biddell] Airy Esq; to Sir B [Benjamin Collins] Brodie; to Leonard Horner1 November 1847
MS/426/151Copy letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society' to Sir B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, Bart27 October 1845
MS/426/700Copy letter from Walter White, Clerk of the Royal Society; to Dr Norton Shaw1 September 1860
MS/426/679Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to T J Elliott Esq, Colonial Office9 December 1959
MS/426/691Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Henry Cole Esq12 May 1860
MS/426/656Copy letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie; President of the Royal Society; to Major Gen Hon C Grey; and to Richard Owen, President of the British Association.9 December 1858
IM/005517Brodie, Benjamin Collinsnd
MS/843/12Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, Broome, Betchworth, Surrey, to Edward Sabine22 September 1860
IM/Maull/000578Brodie, Sir Benjamin Collinsnd
MM/19/54Letter from Edward Sabine to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society7 August
MM/19/26Letter from Edward Sabine, Treasurer, Royal Society, to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Society15 July 1861
NLB/14/509Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to T Holmes, 6 Sussex Place, Hyde Park, W. 23 March 1897
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