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Biographical entry Hey, William II (1772 - 1844)

Member of the Company of Surgeons Jan 16th 1794; FRCS Dec 11th 1843; one of the original 300 Fellows; JP.

13 March 1844
Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
General surgeon


William Hey II was the second son of William Hey I (1736-1819); he followed his father as a surgeon at Leeds, and, like him, was Surgeon to the Leeds Infirmary. He died at Leeds, after being twice Mayor, on March 13th, 1844. He was succeeded in turn by his son William Hey III (qv).

Treatise on the Puerperal Fever in Leeds in 1809-12, 8vo, London, 1815.

Sources used to compile this entry: [An account of the elder William Hey may be read in Brit. Jour. Surg., 1915, ii, 517, and 1922, ix, 473].

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