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William Withey Gull


Physician. Son of a barge owner; his medical education was sponsored by Benjamin Harrison, the treasurer of Guy’s Hospital, London. MB, London, 1841; MD, FRCP, 1848. Fullerian Professor of physiology, Royal Institution of Great Britain, 1847–9. Assistant physician, Guy’s Hospital, 1851; physician, 1856–65. Member, General Medical Council, 1871–83; 1886–7. Knighted and created baronet, 1872.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.