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Norman Moore

Sir Norman Moore

Sir Norman Moore, (b. 08 January 1847, d. 30 November 1922), 1st Baronet, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), was a British doctor and historian of medicine.

Moore was born in Higher Broughton, Manchester. He studied at Owens College from 1862, and then read natural sciences at St Catharine's College, Cambridge University, graduating in 1869. After clinical studies at St Bartholomew's Hospital ('Barts' in London), he qualified as a doctor in 1872. He spent his entire career at St Bartholomew's, holding a variety of medical and administrative posts.

One of his greatest works, written in two volumes over a period of 30 years, was History of St Bartholomew's Hospital (1918). The history of the hospital was also the subject of the Rede Lecture he gave in 1914: St Bartholomew's Hospital in peace and war.

Moore was an active member of the Royal College of Physicians, serving as president between 1918 and 1922 and representing the college on the General Medical Council for 21 years. He was a trustee of the British Museum, contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography, and was created a baronet in 1919. He died in Hancox, near Battle in East Sussex, in 1922.

Norman Moore was in his teens when he met Charles Waterton and he was with him when he died.

Moore edited an edition of Waterton's Essays on Natural History, and included an interesting and useful Life of the Author. Published by Frederick Warne & Co., London, 1871. He also wrote the entry about Richard Hobson in the National Dictionary of Biography, 1891.

■ A picture of Sir Norman Moore in later life. Photographer not known. From the Wellcome Collection. [site accessed 16 Nov 2017]

■ Read more on Wikipedia, Sir Norman Moore, 1st Baronet. [accessed 16 Nov 2017]

Sir Norman Moore's biographical entry for Waterton appears in the Dictionary of National Biography, Vol. 59, 1899.
Read the entry here. (PDF)
An article based upon the biographical entry may be found in Charles Waterton 1782-1865, published in 1981 by Wakefield Historical Publications. ISBN 0 901869 112.


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