John Kay Booth, M.D., was born in Yorkshire, and received his medical education at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1805 (D.M.I. de Arthritide). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1809, and shortly afterwards settled at Birmingham, and in 1812 was elected physician to the General hospital in that town. He took a lively interest in the establishment and prosperity of Queen’s college and the Queen’s hospital, Birmingham, to both of which institutions he allied himself, being for a time physician to the latter and principal of the former in 1856. Dr. Booth died at Ecclesfield 14th January, 1859, aged eighty; being then a justice of the peace for the West Riding.