Joseph Ager, M.D., was born in London, and was the son of a respectable apothecary. He was of Pembroke college, Oxford, and as a member of that house proceeded AB. 17th December, 1803, A.M. 1st July, 1807, M.B. 19th July, 1807, M.D. 28th June, 1810. He was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 1st October, 1810, a Fellow 30th September, 1811, was Gulstonian lecturer in 1812, Censor 1815,1825, 1835, and delivered the Materia Medica lectures at the college in 1827 and 1828. For many years Dr. Ager assisted Dr. Robert Hooper in his duties as physician to the parochial infirmary of Marylebone. He had studied for many years under Joshua Brookes, and was an accomplished anatomist; and he gave great assistance to Dr. Hooper, and in the formation of his pathological museum, many of the preparations in which were put up by him. Dr. Ager was a man of remarkably retired habits, and though almost a daily visitor to the College reading-room, rarely spoke to any one.(1) He died at his house in Great Portland-street, 17th July, 1857, in the seventy-seventh year of his age.
[(1) Proceedings of the Royal Med. And Chir. Society of London. Vol. ii, p. 50.]