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Philip Henry Pye-Smith
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Born30 August 1839
Died23 May 1914
Alma materUniversity of London
Scientific career

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]


Philip Pye-Smith 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.

The Pye-Smith tomb in Abney Park Cemetery

In 1894 he married Emily Gertrude Foulger (1860-1923), the daughter of Arthur Foulger and Martha Barclay, founder of Walthamstow Hall, an independent girls school.

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 lies with him. The grave also commemorates the loss of their only child, Lieutenant Phillip Howson Guy Pye-Smith of The King's (Liverpool Regiment), who was killed during the Battle of Arras on 15 May 1917.[3]

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.
  2. Philip Henry Pye-Smith. Royal College of Physicians of London
  3. "Casualty". www.cwgc.org.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Vice-Chancellor of University of London
Succeeded by

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