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Biography of Richard Prichard

Richard Prichard graduated MB CM from the University in 1881 and was awarded his MD in 1883.

Prichard was born in Llandovery, Carmarthenshire, son of Richard a farmer. Prichard enrolled at the University in 1875, and over the course of his study he won several prizes including three first class certificates (Anatomy, Junior Division (2) Practical Anatomy (1876-1877); Chemistry, theoretical class winter 1876-1877; and Institutes of Medicine (1877-1878)), gaining his MB CM in August 1881. He contributed to the research article Three Attacks of Scarlet Fever within Two Years in the Same Patient, published in the Glasgow Medical Journal of 1882, and was awarded his MD in July 1883 for his thesis A clinical review of nearly 400 cases of scarlet fever. In the same year he joined the British Medical Association, and went on to obtain a DPH from Cambridge in 1904. As part of his medical studies, Prichard also went to Vienna where he attended Freud's lectures, returning to the UK in 1885.

Before returning to Wales, Prichard held a number of medical posts in Glasgow. He was resident medical officer of Glasgow maternity hospital and surgeon on board the Anchor Line SS Devonia and Roumania; house surgeon at the Royal Infirmary; house physician at the Western Infirmary; and assistant physician at the Fever hospital. Prichard went on to become medical officer of health in Cardiff rural district and medical officer of the Ely isolation hospital.


Other Online Resources

Printed Materials

  • The Medical Directory, 1895, Provincial, p.977


Richard Prichard
Died February 1937.
GU Degrees: MB CM, 1881; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, MD, 1883; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences,
University Link: Graduate
Occupation categories: physicians; surgeons
English snippet: Medical graduate of the University of Glasgow
Record last updated: 23rd Apr 2014

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Wales Wales, Carmarthenshire, Llandovery
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Austria Austria, Vienna

Scotland Scotland

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