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Biographical entry Parkin, Henry (1779 - 1849)

Member of the Surgeons’ Company March 3rd 1796; FRCS Dec 11th 1843; one of the original 300 Fellows; MD Aberdeen 1810.

Born
1779
Died
24 March 1849
Woolwich, UK
Occupation
General surgeon

Details

Became a Surgeon in the Royal Navy (Royal Marines), and for upwards of fifty years was Inspector of Fleets and Hospitals. In 1843 his address was at the Marine Barracks, Woolwich. He seems afterwards to have practised as a physician at Woolwich, and latterly to have resided at Cawsand, Cornwall. He died at Woolwich on March 24th, 1849. In his brief obituary in the Medical Directory (1850, 469) he is described as “of Cawsand, in Cornwall”. The Death Book of the Royal College of Surgeons (vol. i) refers to him as of “the Royal Marines, Woolwich”.

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