Nottingham Hospitals History



(1825 - 1889)

President of the Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society


William Tindal Robertson:- Wheeler Gate, Nottingham. M.D., London, 1853; External L.R.C.P., London (exam) M.R.C.S., England, 1850; L.S.A., 1848; (University College, London and Edinburgh) Physician, Nottingham General Hospital; Consultant Physician, Dispensary and Union Hospital; Honorary Physician, Midland Blind Asylum. Medical Referee to several Assurance Societies. Formerly:- Resident Medical Officer, Royal Free Hospital, London; and Junior Resident Medical Officer, Middlesex Hospital. Author:- “Sanitary Science,” being the Address in Medicine delivered before the British Medical Association, 1857. Contributor:- “On a case of Diffused Aneurysm,” Lancet, 1851; “Reports on Epidemic Diseases in Nottingham,” Journal of Public Health, 1855-6.

Medical Directory 1861


William Tindal Robertson was born at Bath, the eldest son of Frederick Fowler Robertson and his wife Anne Tindal. He was educated at King Edward VI's Grammer School, Grantham, and University College, London. He qualified in 1848 and served in junior appointments at the Middlesex and Royal Free Hospitals. He then completed his medical training with visits to Paris and Edinburgh proceeding to his M.D. degree in 1853. In the following year he settled in Nottingham, where for nearly twenty years he acted as physician to the General Hospital. He took a leading part in local affairs: he was a member of the town council, promoted the formation of the Robin Hood Rifles and helped to found the Nottingham Literary and Philosophical Society. He retired to Brighton on account of failing eyesight in 1873, but continued to concern himself with municipal and political matters, although he eventually became blind. He was chosen as chairman of the Brighton Conservative Association in 1880 and six years later was returned unopposed to Parliament as representative of the borough. He was knighted in 1888. Robertson married in 1855 Elizabeth Ann, daughter of John Leavers of Nottingham, by whom he had four sons.

Munk's Roll

Lives of  Fellow's of the Royal College of Physicians.