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Sir Thomas Barlow, 1st Baronet KCVO FRS FRCP (November 4, 1845 – January 15, 1945) was a British royal physician.

Plaque to Thomas Barlow at his birthplace, Brandwood Fold, Edgworth.

Barlow was the son of a Lancashire cotton manufacturer, James Barlow (1819-1887). The family were well known as philanthropists in their home village of Edgworth where they funded charities connected with the Methodist church including the Childrens' Home.

He studied as an undergraduate at Manchester and London. University College London (UCL) Bachelor of Medicine (BM) in 1873 and Doctor of Medicine (MD) 1874. He became a registrar at Great Ormond Street Hospital, and later a physician and in 1899 a consultant. He was professor at the UCL from 1895 to 1907, initially of paediatrics and later of clinical medicine.

He was Royal Physician to Queen Victoria and attended her on her death, and to King Edward VII and King George V. Barlow's disease is named after him. In 1902 he was created a Baronet, of Wimpole Street in St Marylebone in the County of London.

Barlow married Ada Helen Dalmahoy, daughter of Patrick Dalmahoy, on 28 December 1880. They had the following children:


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Baronetage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
New creation
(of Wimpole Street)
Succeeded by
James Alan Noel Barlow


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