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Frederick Daniel Dyster


Physician, philanthropist, and naturalist. MD, Giessen; MRCP, 1859. Practiced in Tenby, Pembrokeshire; town councillor, 1866–72; mayor, 1867–8. Founder trustee of the Tenby Museum and donor of a scientific library. Paid off the Tenby Hospital’s debt and built a women’s ward. Encouraged by his friend Thomas Henry Huxley, promoted education of working men and lectured frequently. Donated money to found the Baly medal of the Royal College of Physicians, 1866. As a naturalist, worked mainly on annelid worms.


British Medical Journal 4 November 1911, p. 1222.

Daves 1981, pp. 17–19

List of the fellows, members, extra-licentiates, and licentiates of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1885