Frederick Parkes Weber 18
- Born: c 1863, Finsbury, London 221
- Christened: 26 June 1863, Hackney, London 221
- Marriage: Hedwig Unger-Laissle in 1921
- Died: 2 June 1962, London aged 99 13
From The Times, June 4, 1962
Dr. Frederick Parkes Weber, F.R.C,P., who specialized in the study of
rare diseases, died at his London home on Saturday. He was 99.
Born in 1863, the eldest son of Sir Hermann Weber, he received his
education at Chartershouse, Cambridge, and at St. Bartholomew's
Hospital. He qualified in 1889 and obtained his M.D. in 1892 and was
elected F.R.C.P. in 1898. He spent some time abroad studying in
Vienna and Paris and his early interests were concerned with
tuberculosis. After resident appointments at St. Bartholomew's
Hospital, he became house physician at the Brompton Hospital for
Diseases of the Lungs and it was there that he began his early study
of the disease which particularly interested him, and his subsequent
appointment as physician to the Mount Vernon Hospital for Comsumption
continued his interest in the subject. He was the first Mitchell
Lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians in 1921 when he dealt with
"The Relations of Tuberculosis to General Conditions of the Body and
Diseases other than Tuberculosis."
In 1930 he was awarded the "Moxon Medal of the Royal College of
Physicians, an award made every third year to the person who is deemed
to have most distinguished himself in clinical medicine. Weber's
interests were of an antiquarian nature and he almost collected
obscure diseases as he did in fact collect coins and other rarities.
He was a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal
Numismatic Society. In 1921 he married Hedwig Unger-Laissle, who survives him.
Noted events in his life were:
1. He appeared on the census in 1871 in 2 Longford Terrace, Folkestone, Kent.
2. Census UK 1911: 1911, 19 Harley Street, London. 10
3. Resided: 2 June 1962, 68 Harley House, Regents Park, London. 13
4. He had an estate probated on 5 September 1962 in London. 13
Frederick married Hedwig Unger-Laissle in 1921. (Hedwig Unger-Laissle died on 20 March 1966 in London 13.)