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Biographical entry Gibson, Charles Mends (1808 - 1874)

MRCS Jan 27th 1832; FRCS Aug 12th 1852; LSA 1831.

23 April 1808
Plymouth, UK
13 January 1874
Amélie-les-Bains, Pyrenées Orientales, France
General surgeon


Born at Plymouth on April 23rd, 1808, studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital, and was for twenty years Resident Medical Superintendent of the Bethel Hospital for Lunatics at Norwich. In this post he had opportunities for gaining the reputation of being a skilful operator and successful lithotomist. Owing to failure of health he retired in favour of his nephew. He was popular on account of his geniality. He was for many years Director of the Norwich Union Life Office, and a Trustee of the Norwich Charities. He resided in Bethel Street, Norwich, and died after a severe attack of haemoptysis at Amélie-les-Bains, Pyrenées Orientales, on Jan 13th, 1874.

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