Sydney Russell-Wells

Sir Sydney Russell-Wells, FRCP (25 September 1869 – 14 July 1924)[1] was a British physician[2] and politician. He served as Member of Parliament for London University from 1922 until 1924, as a Unionist.

Early life

He was born in London and attended Dorset County School.[3] He graduated from University College London with a BSc in 1889 and then studied medicine at St George's Hospital.[3]



He was House Surgeon, House Physician and Registrar at St George's Hospital, then based at Hyde Park Corner in central London. He was then physician at the Seaman's Hospital, Greenwich and later at the National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart.[4] He was Vice Chancellor of the University of London from 1919–1922.


He served as Member of Parliament[5] for London University from 1922 until 1924,[6] sitting as a Unionist.[7]


In 1921, he was appointed Knight Bachelor (Kt).[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Sir Sydney Russell-Wells". Nature. July 1924. p. 131. doi:10.1038/114131a0. Retrieved 29 April 2019.
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ a b British Medical Journal 19 July 19 2(3316):134 Accessed 10 August 2012
  4. ^ BMJ obituary Accessed 10 August 2012
  5. ^ The Public Whip
  6. ^ Hansard
  7. ^ Historical list of MPs
  8. ^ The Times, Saturday, 4 June 1921; pg. 10; Issue 42738; col D Birthday Honours. Three New Peers., 16 Baronets; Over 50 Knights

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Philip Magnus
Member of Parliament for London University
Succeeded by
Ernest Graham-Little
Academic offices
Preceded by
Sir (Edwin) Cooper Perry
Vice-Chancellor of the
University of London

Succeeded by
Sir Holburt Jacob Waring Bt CBE FRCS

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