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Biographical entry Bucknall, Thomas Rupert Hampden (1874 - 1913)

MRCS Aug 4th 1896; FRCS Dec 14th 1899; MB Lond (1st Class Honours) 1896; MD (Gold Medal) 1897; BS (1st Class Honours) 1898; MS 1900.

18 March 1913
Bexhill, UK
General surgeon


Educated at University College and Hospital. He was elected House Surgeon and acted as Surgical Registrar for the year 1900-1901, when he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, succeeding to the full Surgeoncy in 1909. He was Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery with Sir Rickman J Godlee (qv) as Home Professor, and was a Fellow of University College. From 1901-1906 he was Surgeon in Charge of Out-patients at the Victoria Hospital for Children in Tite Street, Chelsea, and from 1906-1910 he was full Surgeon. He was awarded the John Hunter Medal and the Triennial Prize at the Royal College of Surgeons (1901-1903) for his dissertation on "The Pathological Conditions arising from Imperfect Closure of the Visceral Clefts".

A man of singular brilliance with a genius for friendship, he met with a severe motor accident in 1910. He was compelled to resign all his appointments and to retire to Bexhill, where he died unmarried on Tuesday, March 18th, 1913.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Univ. Coll. Hosp. Mag., 1912-13, iii, 180. Personal knowledge].

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