Ballard, Edward

PHYSICIAN, SANITARIAN (GREAT BRITAIN)
BORN 15 Apr 1820, Islington, Middlesex - DIED 19 Feb 1897, London: High Barnett
GRAVE LOCATION Woking, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 36 (Ballard tomb))

Edward Ballard was the son of the author George Ballard. In 1843 he received a doctorate in medicine. He is best known for his publications on the bad sanitary conditions in England. Together with Alfred Baring Garrod he published "Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1845), the first book on clinical pharmacology.

In 1846 he married Julia Hannah Huggon, with whom he had five children. After the death of his first wife in 1866 he married the sculptor Emmeline Halse. In 1870 he investigated an epidemy of typhoid fever and he managed to trace it back to infected milk. He published his findings in "On a localised Outbreak of Typhoid Fever in Islington" (1871). He was a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Sources
• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
Edward Ballard - Wikipedia

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The grave of Edward Ballard at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)

 


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Published: 31 Oct 2009
Last update: 22 Oct 2010