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Benjamin Ward Richardson


Physician. Practised at Mortlake, Surrey, from 1850, and in London from 1854. Member of the Royal College of Physicians, London, 1856; lecturer on materia medica, 1866. Held a number of posts at the Grosvenor Place school of medicine. Best-known for his research into anaesthetics and for his involvement in public health and the sanitary movement. FRS 1867.