Flower, William Henry


LL.D. 30.10.1896.


Born 30.11.1831 2nd son of Edward Fordham Flower, brewer, Stratford on Avon and Celina Greaves.


Assistant surgeon Army Medical Service 1854 etc. Resigned 1855. Curator, Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons 1861-1884. Hunterian professor of comparative anatomy and physiology, Royal College of Surgeons 1870-1884. Director, British Museum (Natural History) 1884-1898. [Doctor, university professor]

K.C.B. [Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath] 1892. F.R.S. 1864. Hon LL.D. Edinburgh and Dublin. D.C.L. Durham.


The horse: a study in natural history. (New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1892)

Fashion in deformity. (London: Macmillan, 1881)


Died 1.7.1899.


  • W. Johnston, Roll of Commissioned Officers in the Medical Service of the British Army 1727-1898 (Aberdeen, 1917) 5251
  • DNB
  • William Henry Flower in Wikipedia.