Philip Henry Pye-Smith

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Philip Henry Pye-Smith
File:Philip Henry Pye-Smith.jpg
Born 30 August 1839
Died 23 May 1914
Nationality English
Fields Medicine
Alma mater University of London

Dr Philip Henry Pye-Smith FRS FRCP (30 August 1839 – 23 May 1914) was an English physician, medical scientist and educator. His interest was physiology, specialising in skin diseases.[1][2]


He was born in 1839 at Billiter Square, London EC3, England, the son of Ebenezer and Mary Anne Pye-Smith. He was educated at Mill Hill School and University College London before pursuing a medical career at Guy's Hospital and University of London.

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The Pye-Smith tomb in Abney Park Cemetery

In 1894 he married Emily Gertrude Foulger, the daughter of Arthur Foulger and Martha Barclay, founder of Walthamstow Hall, an independent girls school. They had one son, Philip Howson Guy Pye-Smith, born 1896, London.[3]

Pye-Smith died in 1914 and was buried in the family tomb at Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington in north-east London. The tomb lies on the east side of the main southern path known as Dr Watt's Walk. His wife, Emily Gertrude Pye-Smith (1860-1923) lies with him. The grave also commemorates the loss of their only child, Lt Philip Howson Guy Pye-Smith (1896-1917) killed "near Arras" during the First World War.

Career highlights


In St. Mark, North Audley St, Westminster there are two-stained glass windows in the memory of Philip Henry Pye-Smith.


  1. "Philip Henry Pye-Smith, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S". BMJ. 1 (2787): 1215–1216. 1914. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.2787.1215. PMC 2301248.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Philip Henry Pye-Smith. Royal College of Physicians of London
  3. Roll of Honour – Bedfordshie – Ampthill, St Andrews & The Alameda Lieutenant Philip Howson Guy Pye-Smith was killed in action 15 May 1917.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Dr Archibald Robertson
Vice-Chancellor of University of London
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Henry Busk