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Biographical entry Alford, Richard (1816 - 1893)

MRCS July 30th, 1838; FRCS June 28th, 1855; LSA 1838.

30 March 1893
Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, UK
General surgeon


Son of the Rev Samuel Alford, of Curry Rivel, and younger brother of Henry Alford (qv). Educated at University College. Practised at Tewkesbury, where he was Surgeon to the Dispensary, and removed to Weston-super-Mare in 1855, continuing to practise there until 1886. He was one of the founders of the old Dispensary which developed into the Weston-super-Mare Hospital. He acted as Surgeon to the Dispensary and as Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital. He died at 6 Ozil Terrace, Weston-super-Mare, on March 30th, 1893.

"A Case of Spasma Glottidis." - Prov. Med. and Surg. Jour., 1847, 625.
"A Case of Jugular Vein Opened by Ulceration: Death." - Quoted in Liston's Practical Surgery, 6th ed.
"A Case of Mortification from Head of Fibula to Crest of Ilium; Recovery." - Assoc. Med. Jour., 1853.
"Induction of Premature Labour by Ergot of Rye and Puncturing the Membranes." - Lond. Med. Rev., 1861-2, ii, 511.

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