Pugh, William Russ

MEDICAL PIONEER, SURGEON (ENGLAND)
BORN c1805 - DIED 27 Dec 1897, London
GRAVE LOCATION Brighton, East Sussex: Extra Mural Cemetery, Lewes Road

William Russ Pough emigrated from the United Kingdom to Tasmania in 1833. He settled in Launceston and married a fellow passenger, Cornelia Ann Kirton. After working as a health officer he had his own practice. With his partner Dr James Grant he frequently experimented and he prescribed drugs from plants that he grew himself. In 1849 and 1850 he presented records of the weather conditions near his home to the Royal Society and wrote articles for the Australian Medical Journal.

He was known as a very able surgeon and for ten years he was connected to St. John's Hospital in Launceston until it closed because of financial difficulties. In 1854 he continued his career in Melbourne until he returned to England and settled in Brighton. His wife died there in 1874 and in 1876 he married Sarah Ann Webb. He died in London in 1897.

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The grave of William Russ Pugh at Extra Mural Cemetery, Brighton.
Picture by Androom (17 Feb 2017)

 

Sources
Biography - William Russ Pugh - Australian Dictionary of Biography


Pulszky, Romola

Published: 12 Jan 2018
Last update: 12 Jan 2018