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Biographical entry Galton, Edmund Hooper (1837 - 1898)

MRCS July 2nd 1857; FRCS Dec 10th 1868; LSA 1857.

26 March 1898
General surgeon


Educated at Guy's Hospital, and joined his father, Edmund J Galton, LSA, in practice at Brixton Hill. He passed the Fellowship when in full local work, and showed his activity in a variety of ways outside his professional duties. An admirable public speaker, he was a staunch fighting Conservative in politics, gave political addresses to working men, and was for many years Chairman of the Streatham and Herne Hill Constitutional Association. His political knowledge gave him great influence on the Parliamentary Bills Committee of the British Medical Association, at the branch meetings of which he was a constant attendant. He was for thirty years surgeon to the City of London School. He died of influenza on March 26th, 1898, and was buried in Norwood Cemetery. At the time of his death he was Surgeon to the City of London Orphan School and to the City Almshouses, Brixton, and resided at Springfield House, Brixton Hill, SW.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England