Sir Henry Halford, Bart. (1766-1844), MD Oxon., PRCP, FRS. Physician to George IV, William IV and Queen Victoria
1830; Date from imprint.
Sir Henry Halford, the son of a successful physician, graduated from Christ Church, Oxford University with a BA (1788) and a MD (1791). He was appointed physician to the Middlesex Hospital in 1793 and that same year was made physician extraordinary to the King. In 1794 Halford was made a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1794. His own practice flourished causing him to renounce his position at the Middlesex Hospital. In 1809 he was created a baronet and from 1820 he held the post of president of the College of Physicians from 1820 until his death in 1844.
Sir Henry Halford (b.1766, d.1844); Medicine; Portraits