Patrick Basil Barlow

Service Number: 25676
Date of Birth: 1885
Date of Death: 1917

Patrick Basil Barlow (who was known as Basil) was born in Bloomsbury, London in 1885. He was the son of Sir Thomas and Lady Ada Barlow.  Sir Thomas had been born in Brandwood Fold, Edgworth in 1845 and was the son of Lancashire cotton manufacturer, James Barlow (1819-1887), who lived in Greenthorne, Edgworth The family were well known as philanthropists and funded charities connected with the Methodist church including the Crowthorn Childrens’ Home. He became a registrar at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and later a physician and in 1899 a consultant. He was professor at the UCL from 1895 to 1907, initially of paediatrics and later of clinical medicine. .He was Royal Physician to Queen Victoria and attended her on her death, and to King Edward VII and King George V. Barlow’s disease is named after him. In 1902 he was created a Baronet, of Wimpole Street in St Marylebone in the County of London.

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