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Biographical entry Steel, Richard H H (1767 - 1856)

Member of the Corporation or Company of Surgeons, Sept 2nd 1790; FRCS Dec 11th 1843; one of the original 300 Fellows.

1 February 1856
Berkhamsted, UK
General surgeon


Born in 1767, and thus the earliest born among the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons. The “Examination Book” of Sept 2nd, 1790, has entries that “Diplomas were granted to John Curtis, Richard H H Steel of Marlowe, William Hodgson and Richard Harrison”. The examiners were Messrs Hawkins, Lucas, Pitts, Pyle, Grindell, Minors, Watson, and Gunning. At the same Court others were superannuated for ‘failure of eyesight’, ‘incapacity’, etc.

He practised at Berkhamsted, where for many years he was Surgeon to the West Hertfordshire Infirmary. He died at Berkhamsted on Feb 1st, 1856.

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