Playfair, William Smoult

Education

Student United College 1850-1851 Math. 1; Chem. 1851-1852 Physiol.; Log.

LL.D. 21.1.1885.

Birth/childhood

Born 27.7.1835 son of George Playfair, Chief Inspector of Hospitals, Bengal and Jessie Ross. [Doctor]

Career

Also at Edinburgh University - M.D. 1856.

F.R.C.S.E. 1861. F.R.C.P.L. 1870.

Served in Indian Medical Service, Bengal 1857-1860. Practised St Petersburg 1860-1863 then London from 1863. [Doctor]

Professor of Obstetric Medicine, King’s College hospital, London from 1872. [University professor]

Publications

Death

Died at St Andrews 13.8.1903.

Sources

  • Lancet 1896 i passim (court case), 1903 ii 570
  • BMJ 1903 ii 381, 439, 677
  • DNB
  • D.G. Crawford, Roll of the Indian Medical Service, 1615-1930 (London, 1930) B 1762
  • Munk's Roll iv 185
  • St Andrews Citizen 15.8.1903
  • Deaths Reg. St Andrews 1903