CodeDS/UK/79
Person NameAcland; Henry Wentworth (1815-1900); Sir; physician
Dates1815-1900
TitleSir
Epithetphysician
HistorySir Henry Wentworth (1815-16 October 1900), the fourth son of a Devonshire baronet, was educated at Harrow and Christ Church, Oxford. After taking his degree, he was elected in 1840 a Fellow of All Souls', and subsequently studied medicine at St. George's, London and the University of Edinburgh. He took his medical degree at Oxford University in 1846 and became physician to the Radcliffe Infirmary.

He was elected Regius Professor of Medicine in 1857, and contributed to the development of Oxford University as a teaching school of medicine. In 1860 he became honorary physician to the Prince of Wales. He was Chair of the General Medical Council from 1874 to 1887. He received honorary degrees from Cambridge, Dublin and Edinburgh. He became a baronet in 1890.

He published some valuable work, including a notable paper on cholera.

He married the daughter of William Cotton, F.R.S. in 1846, she died in 1878. His son, Rear-Admiral Alison Dyke Acland, A.D.C. succeeded him.

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