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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.




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.