MD St Andrews 1847; MRCS 1847, FRCS 1863; LSA 1847.
Lund was born on 23 May 1823 in Peckham, Surrey, and was educated at King's College School. He was apprenticed to Dr William Parker Hoare in Kent, during which period he made a collection of the flora of the neighbourhood (which went to Leo Grindon after his death, see MMC/2/Grindon), before going to Guy's Hospital to complete his medical training. Lund came to Manchester in 1848 where he developed his practice in St John Street and became a leading surgeon, one of the first to recognise the value of Lister's work in antisepsis. He was elected to MRI as a visiting surgeon in 1855, from 1868 to 1882 was full surgeon, and in 1883 was made consulting surgeon. In 1850, Lund was appointed anatomical demonstrator, and was later lecturer, at Pine Street Medical School, Manchester. He played an important role in the union of Pine Street School with Owens College and in 1874 he was elected a member of the senate of Owens College. He was first professor of surgery of the College from 1877 until 1888 when he resigned and was made emeritus professor. Lund was president of MMS in 1863 and in 1881, and was also secretary and treasurer. His status as a nationally recognised surgeon was realised when he became a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was Hunterian Professor in 1885. He died at his home in Whalley Range on 4 February 1898 after a long period of poor health. His son Herbert Lund was also a surgeon (see below).