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James Smith Ayerst


Physician. Assistant surgeon, Royal Navy, 1847–55. Physician, Great Malvern, Worcestershire, 1856–7. Ran a hydropathic establishment at Old Well House, Malvern Wells, 1857–68, initially in conjunction with James Manby Gully. Practised homoeopathy and hygienics. Physician, Torquay, Devon, 1868–84.


Medical directory 1856–85

Metcalfe 1906, p. 94

Navy list 1847–55.


Medical directory: The London medical directory … every physician, surgeon, and general practitioner resident in London. London: C. Mitchell. 1845. The London and provincial medical directory. London: John Churchill. 1848–60. The London & provincial medical directory, inclusive of the medical directory for Scotland, and the medical directory for Ireland, and general medical register. London: John Churchill. 1861–9. The medical directory … including the London and provincial medical directory, the medical directory for Scotland, the medical directory for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905.

Metcalfe, Richard. 1906. The rise and progress of hydropathy in England and Scotland. London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co.

Navy list: The navy list. London: John Murray; Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. 1815–1900.