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Biographical entry Chippendale, John (1805 - 1895)

MRCS Oct 23rd, 1835; FRCS Dec 11th, 1848, one of the original 300 Fellows.

23 December 1895
Kensington, London, UK
General surgeon


Educated at University College, London, and in Paris. He practised before 1850 at 69 Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC, and was for seventeen years Surgeon to the Farringdon General Dispensary, and for six years Lecturer on Anatomy and Physiology at the Hunterian School of Medicine. For seven years of his life, probably after 1850, he was Surgeon in the Royal West India and Brazil Mail Service. During the last decades of his long life he practised at 16 Upper Phillimore Place, Kensington. He was the first Annual President of the Medical Society of University College, London, and was a Fellow, and at one time Member of Council, of the Medical Society of London.

He died in Kensington on Dec 23rd, 1895, at which time the Lancet (1895, ii, 1659) describes him as "a venerable and well-known member of the Profession", but, after promising to publish an extended notice of his life, omitted to do so.

Chippendale's writings prior to 1847 include the following contributions to the Lancet:
"A Statistical Account of the Different Dispensaries of the Metropolis."
"On Vivisection: a Defence thereof."
"On the Non-contagiousness of Gonorrhoea."
"On the Cause of Constipation in Hernia."
"On an Operation for the Radical Cure of Prolapsus Uteri."
"On Catheterism in Disease of the Prostate Gland."
"On the Use of Tobacco in Neuralgia."
"On a Flap Operation for the Removal of Tumours."
"On Idiopathic Erysipelas"; etc.

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