British Medical Journal/1896/Gilbert William Child
GILBERT WILLIAM CHILD, M.D. Oxon.
The death of Dr. Child took place on December 1st, at his residence, Headington Hill, Oxford, after a long and trying illness. Dr. Child was a member of Exeter College, where he took his B.A. degree, obtaining a second class in Natural Science in 1854. He was Lecturer in Botany in the Medical School of St. George's Hospital, was at one time hon. physician of the Radcliffe Infirmary, and subsequently medical officer of health for Oxfordshire. He was the author of several essays and reports on sanitary questions, and was a public examiner in the School of Natural Science, as well as for the M.D. degree at Oxford.
In later years Dr. Child withdrew from practice, and devoted himself to historical research, in connection especially with the history of the Reformation in England, and produced a valuable work entitled Church and State under the Tudors. He was for many years an active member on the Court of the Clothworkers' Company, which he represented on the Council of Bristol University College. He was Master of the Company a short while since. He was also an active member of the Council of Somerville Hall. His loss will be deeply and widely felt for few men equalled him in kindliness and benevolence.