Henry Gauvain

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Sir Henry John Gauvain (1878–19 January 1945) was a British surgeon and tuberculosis specialist.

Gauvain was born on the island of Alderney and educated at St John's College, Cambridge and Barts Hospital in London.[1] In 1908 he became first medical superintendent of the Lord Mayor Treloar Cripples' Hospital and College, Alton, Hampshire, a position he held until his death. He was a great believer in the use fresh air and sunlight in medicine.

He was knighted in the 1920 New Year Honours for his services to the Lord Mayor Treloar Hospital.[2]


  1. ^ "Gauvain, Henry John (GVN899HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "No. 31712". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1919. p. 2.