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Biographical entry Chaffers, Edward (1842 - 1909)

MRCS May 5th 1863; FRCS June 19th 1873; LSA 1865; JP.

4 May 1909
Grange-over-Sands, UK
General surgeon


Educated at St Thomas's Hospital. He was at one time Assistant Medical Officer at the North Riding Lunatic Asylum, Clifton, near York, and served in the American Civil War as Staff Surgeon to the 1st Cavalry Division of the Army Western Department of the Confederated States. Later he settled in practice at Keighley, Yorkshire, where he resided in North Street and was Assistant Surgeon to the 35th West Yorks Rifle Volunteers, and then to the 2nd Adm Battalion of the West Riding Rifle Volunteers, as well as Medical Referee to the Prudential Assurance Company. Towards the close of his active career he was appointed Surgeon to the Keighley Cottage Hospital, and was Consulting Surgeon to the Victoria Hospital, Keighley. Before the close of the nineteenth century he retired, and went to live at Abbots Road, Grange-over-Sands, where he died on May 4th, 1909. He was a member of the Pathological Society, of the Obstetrical Society of London, of the Medical Psychological Association, and an honorary member of the St John Ambulance Association.

"Case of Death from Suffocation while inhaling Chloroform: Impaction of False Teeth in Larynx."-Brit. Med. Jour., 1872, i, 419.

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