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Henry Burton

Birthplace: St. Pancras, London, England
Death: Died in London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of James Burton (Haliburton) and Elizabeth Burton
Brother of William Ford Burton; Emma Elizabeth Haliburton; Eliza Haliburton; James Haliburton; Emily Burton and 10 others

Occupation: British neurologist
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About Henry Burton

Burton, Henry.

  • Adm. pens. (age 22) at CAIUS, May 4, 1821.
  • S. of John (sic), architect [doubtless James Burton, of London, the well-known builder]. B. in London, 1799.
  • School, Tonbridge.
  • Matric. Michs. 1821; Scholar, 1821-6; M.B. 1826; M.L. 1828; M.D. 1831.
  • F.R.C.P., 1832.
  • Censor, 1838.
  • Consiliarius, 1843.
  • Practised in London.
  • Physician to St Thomas's Hospital.
  • Contributed many articles to the Medical Gazette, etc.
  • Died Aug. 10, 1849, at his house in Jermyn Street, London.
  • Brother of Decimus Burton, architect, for whom see D.N.B.


Munk's Roll - Royal College of Physicians

Henry Burton

  • b.1799 d.18 August 1849
  • MB Cantab(1826) MD FRCP(1832)
  • Henry Burton was born in London, the son of John Burton, architect, and educated at Tonbridge School and Caius College, Cambridge. After taking the M.B. degree in 1826, he practised in London. In 1828 he was appointed assistant physician to St. Thomas’s Hospital, where he became subsequently lecturer on chemistry and materia medica and, finally, senior physician. He was a Censor of the Royal College of Physicians in 1838. His writings included a paper On the Effect of Lead on the Gums (1840). Burton was the first to point out that blue discoloration of the gums ("Burton’s line") was a sign of lead poisoning.
  • G H Brown
  • [Biog.Hist.of Caius College, ii, 181; Parsons, iii, 115; London Medical Gazette, 1849, xliv, 307]
  • (Volume IV, page 8)

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Henry Burton's Timeline

February 27, 1799
London, England
August 10, 1849
Age 50
London, England