William Richard Basham
William Richard Basham, M.D. (1804–1877) was an English physician.
Basham was born at Diss, Norfolk. He was at first placed in a banking house, but entered as a student at Westminster Hospital in 1831. In 1833 he went to Edinburgh, and took his M.D. degree in the following year. After this he made a voyage to China, where, in a skirmish on the Canton River, he received a wound in the leg. In 1843 he was appointed physician to the Westminster Hospital, and he devoted himself to the school, giving lectures on medicine until 1871.
- ‘On Dropsy,’ 1858.
- ‘On Renal Diseases,’ 1870.
- ‘Aids to the Diagnosis of Diseases of the Kidney,’ 1872.