Henry Charlton Bastian was born in Truro, Cornwall on 26 April 1837 and died in Chesham Bois on 17 November 1915. He was educated at University College London (UCL), obtaining his BA there in 1859, MA in 1861 and MB in 1863. He qualified for the MD degree at the University of London in early 1866. He was assistant physician and lecturer in pathology at St Mary's Hospital Medical School from 1866 to 1867; Professor of Pathological Anatomy and physician at UCL Medical School from 1867 to 1887; and Professor of Medicine at UCL Medical School from 1887 until his retirement in 1898. In 1868 Bastian also became assistant physician, soon working his way up to full physician, at the National Hospital for the Paralyzed and Epileptic at Queen Square; he also remained on staff there until retiring in 1898.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.