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Authorised form of nameBrodie; Sir; Benjamin Collins (1783 - 1862); surgeon
Dates1783 - 1862
NationalityBritish
Place of birthWinterslow, Wiltshire, England
Date of birth09 June 1783
Place of deathBroome Park, Surrey
Date of death21 October 1862
OccupationSurgeon
Research fieldPhysiology; surgery
ActivityCareer:
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-Chirurgical Society (President)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/02/1810
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
PRS 1858-1861; VP 1833-1835, 1849-1851, 1854-1856 and 1861-1862
Medals and prizes:
Copley Medal 1811
Lectures:
Croonian 1810 and 1813
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.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/64760675
64760675
Royal Society codeNA8147
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/6Volume 6 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1859-1863
MM/19/57Letter from Edward Sabine to William Sharpey, Secretary, Royal Societynd
MC/3Volume 3 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1839-1843
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MC/4Volume 4 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1844-1850
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/3/4Unpublished paper, 'Experiments and observations upon vital temperatures' by James Macartney[early 19th century]
AP/29/8Researches on the Function of the Intercostal MusclesJune 1847
AP/8A/15Unpublished letter, 'Account of a case, in which the remains of a foetus were found in the abdomen of a female child' from Edward Phillips to B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie18 January 1815
MS/769/18Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, 14 Saville Row, to [Walter White?]1 June 1860
AP/8A/18Unpublished paper, 'Observations on the mechanism by which the eyes adapted to the vision of objects at different distances' by Benj [Benjamin] Travers[1815]
AP/10/2Unpublished paper, 'The Croonian Lecture, on the influence of the nervous system on the action of the muscles in general, and of the heart in particular' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1813]
AP/13/2Unpublished paper, 'An experimental inquiry into the physiological effects of oxygen gas upon the animal system' by S D [Samuel Daniel] Broughton[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]
PT/6/20Paper, 'Further experiments and observations on the influence of the brain on the generation of animal heat' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1812]
PT/5/11Paper, 'Experiments and observations on the different modes in which death is produced by certain vegetable poisons' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1811]
PT/25/6Paper, 'Researches, tending to prove the nonvascularity of certain animal tissues, viz. of articular cartilage, and the cartilage of the different classes of fibro cartilage; of the cornea, crystalline lens, and vitreous humour; and of the epidermoid appendages; and to demonstrate the peculiar uniform mode of their organization and nutrition' by Joseph Toynbee[1841]
PT/34/15Paper, 'An 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 apply some of the discoveries of Faraday to physiology' by H F [Henry Foster] Baxter[1848]
PT/35/6Paper, 'On the chemical nature of wax. Part III' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1848]
PT/34/9iPaper, 'On the chemical nature of a wax from China. Part II' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1848]
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
PT/30/15Paper, 'On the nerves of the uterus' by Thomas S [Snow] Beck[1845]
PT/34/9Paper, 'An investigation on the chemical nature of wax. Part I' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie23 February 1848
PT/8/8Paper, 'Experiments and observations on the influence of the nerves of the eighth pair on the secretions of the stomach' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1814]
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
PT/6/10Paper, 'Further experiments and observations on the action of poisons on the animal system' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1812]
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
PT/25/2Paper, 'Memoir of the case of a gentleman, born blind and successfully operated upon in the 18th year of his age, with physiological observations and experiments' by J C August Franz[1840]
MS/426/700Copy letter from Walter White, Clerk of the Royal Society; to Dr Norton Shaw1 September 1860
PT/3/7Paper, 'Account of the dissection of a human foetus, in which the circulation of the blood was carried on without a heart' by Mr B [Benjamin] C [Collins] Brodie[1809]
PT/31/4Paper, 'On the secretory apparatus and function of the liver' by C [Charles] Handfield Jones20 October 1845
PT/31/4/1Manuscript, 'On the secretory apparatus and function of the liver' by C [Charles] Handfield Jones20 October 1845
MS/426/679Copy letter from W [William] Sharpey, Secretary of the Royal Society; to T J Elliott Esq, Colonial Office9 December 1859
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
PT/5/2Paper, 'The Croonian Lecture, on some physiological researches, respecting the influence of the brain on the action of the heart and on the generation of animal heat' by B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie[1810]
PT/31/4/2Plate, figures 1-5 showing series of liver cells and lobules by Charles Handfield Jones20 October 1845
PT/31/4/3Plate, figure 6 showing a lobule surrounded by interlobular ducts by Charles Handfield Jones20 October 1845
PT/31/4/4Plate, figures 1-5 showing series of liver cells and lobules by Charles Handfield Jones20 October 1845
PT/31/4/5Plate, figures 6-7 showing lobule surrounded by interlobular ducts and portions of lobules by Charles Handfield Jones20 October 1845
PT/31/4/6Plate, figure 8 showing contiguous margins of lobules by Charles Handfield Jones20 October 1845
PT/34/15/1Manuscript, 'An 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 apply some of the discoveries of Faraday to physiology' by H F [Henry Foster] Baxter[1848]
PT/34/15/2Plate, figures 1-8 showing arrangement of galvanometer, mercurial cup, and electrodes by Henry Foster Baxter[1848]
PT/34/15/3Plate, figure 9 showing arteries, veins, and electrodes used in Baxter's experiments by Henry Foster Baxter[1848]
MC/2/105Letter from J.F. Palmer, 38 Golden Square, to [Benjamin Collins] Brodie16 December 1833
MC/2/110Letter from J.F. Palmer, 38 Golden Square, to [Benjamin Collins] Brodie4 February 1834
MC/3/187Letter from Joseph Knaggs, Skelton, Guisbro [Guisborough], Yorkshire, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, Secretary of the Royal Society24 August 1841
MC/3/251Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, 14 Saville Row, to Dr. [Peter Mark] Roget, [Secretary of the Royal Society]5 December 1842
MC/3/255Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, 14 Saville Row, to the Royal Society15 December 1842
MC/4/246Letter from Benjamin Collins Brodie, 13 Albert Road, Regent's Park, to the Royal SocietyJune 1848
MC/4/365Letter from C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, Windsor Castle, to C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society]18 November 1850
AP/3/4/1Unpublished manuscript, 'Experiments and observations upon vital temperatures' by James Macartney[early 19th century]
MC/6/4Letter from Adrien Sicard, physician, 4 rue d'arcole, Marseille, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society11 January 1859
MC/6/7Letter from E Hammond, Foreign Office, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society29 January 1859
MC/6/9Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society9 February 1859
MC/6/12Letter from John J [Joseph] Bennett, British Museum, to Sir Benjamin [Collins] Brodie, [President of the Royal Society]12 February 1859
MC/6/14Letter from Edwin Lankester, President of the Microscopial Society, 8 Saville Row, to Sir Benjamin [Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society18 February 1859
MC/6/16Letter from Jas [James] P Muirhead, Haseley Court, near Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, to Sir Benjamin C [Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society28 February 1859
MC/6/17Letter from [Isaac Newton Wallop], Earl of Portsmouth, Eggesford House, North Devon, to Sir Benjamin [Collins Brodie, President of the Royal Society]5 March 1859
MC/6/18Letter from Jas [James] P Muirhead, Haseley Court, near Tetsworth, Oxfordshire, to Sir Benjamin C [Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society8 March 1859
MC/6/19Letter from J [Joseph] Plimsoll, 14 St Monique Street, Montreal, Canada, to Sir Benjamin [Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society25 March 1859
MC/6/22Letter from T F Elliot, Downing Street, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society 19 April 1859
MC/6/23Letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, [President of the Royal Society], 4 Saville Row, to the Royal Society20 April 1859
MC/6/24Letter from W H [William Henry] Smyth, St John's Lodge, near Aylesbury, to Sir Benjamin [Collins Brodie], [President of the Royal Society]28 April 1859
MC/6/37Letter from Ben J Thomson, secretary, Mercantile Marine Service Association, 20 Water Street, Liverpool, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society and to the Council, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London11 October 1859
MC/6/59Letter from [Noel Germinal] Poudra, officier superieur de l'École d'état-major, 15 rue de l'Église, Paris, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society27 February 1860
MC/6/60Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society2 March 1860
MC/6/64Letter from Leonard Horner, President of the Geological Society, Somerset House, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society and to the Council16 March 1860
MC/6/65Letter from Leonard Horner, 17 Queen's Road West, Regent's Park, to Sir Benjamin [Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society17 March 1860
MC/6/67Letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, [President of the Royal Society], 14 Saville Row, to the Royal Society24 March 1860
MC/6/74Letter from Henry Cole, Science and Art Department, South Kensington, London, to Sir James Clark28 April 1860
MC/6/80Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society16 May 1860
MC/6/84Letter from E Hammond, Foreign Office, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society25 May 1860
MC/6/85Letter from Warington W [Wilkinson] Smyth, Geological Society, Somerset House, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society and to the Council30 May 1860
MC/6/94Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to Sir B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, President of the Royal Society14 June 1860
MC/6/102Letter from Professor [Richard] Owen, British Museum, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Council of the Royal Society1 August 1860
MC/6/105Letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, [President of the Royal Society], Broome, Betchworth, Surrey, to Major-General [Edward] Sabine, Treasurer of the Royal Society22 September 1860
MC/6/116Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society11 December 1860
MC/6/117Letter from C R [Charles Richard] Weld, [Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society], to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society and to the Council 17 December 1860
MC/6/118Letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, [President of the Royal Society], 14 Savile Row, to General [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]19 December 1860
MC/6/122Letter from Geo A [George Alexander] Hamilton, Treasury Chambers, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society, Burlington House24 January 1861
MC/6/129Letter from C B [Charles Beaumont] Phipps, St James's Palace, to Sir Benjamin [Collins Brodie], [President of the Royal Society]20 March 1861
MC/6/137Letter from L [Luigi] Corti, Italian Chargé d'affaires, 23 Park Lane, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society7 May 1861
MC/6/142Letter from Edouard Thomarri [?], le convent de la conception, maison Durran, Montpellier, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society22 May 1861
MC/6/145Letter from B C [Benjamin Collins] Brodie, [President of the Royal Society], Broome Park, Betchworth, Surrey, to General [Edward] Sabine, [Treasurer of the Royal Society]4 June 1861
MC/6/153Letter from Corniz [?], Seillans, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society18 June 1861
MC/6/160Letter from Rob B [Robert Brotherton] Upton, Clerk to the Society of Apothecaries, Apothecaries Hall, London, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society29 June 1861
MC/6/172Letter from Norton Shaw, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society5 October 1861
MC/6/178Letter from R W [Robert William] Sievier, 35 Rochester Road, Kentish Town, to [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie], President of the Royal Society and to the Committee9 November 1861
MC/6/182Letter from Wm [William] Lassell, 9 Stierna, via Torre, Malta, to Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, [President of the Royal Society]26 November 1861
MC/8/40Letter from Norton Edward, 18 Holyrood Road, The Boltons, West Brompton, to the Secretary of the Royal Society27 April 1867
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