1796-1865; ed. Adairs school, Fermoy; TCD, MD, grad. 1820; taught anatomy in London
from 1826; Prof. of Gen. Anatomy, Univ. College. London, 1831-35; member of Univ. Senate, 1835; lived mostly in Paris after retirement, c.1845; Elements of Descriptive and Pracical Anatomy (1828), a standard work, freq. edited
and translated; remained unmarried; d. 31 Jan.
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Kith & Kin: a brother, Sir John Richard Quain (1816-1876), ed. Gottingen and London University, LLB, 1839; became a judge; commemorated in the Quain Chair of Law [see under Birrell].