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Biographical entry Gwynn, Samuel Betton (1822 - 1880)

MRCS Aug 2nd 1844; FRCS May 12th 1852; LSA 1844.

December 1822
11 July 1880
General surgeon


Born in December, 1822; went to the Grammar School, Wem, Shropshire, was apprenticed to his father, then he studied at Edinburgh under Syme and at King's College Hospital, London. Both his father and grandfather, Edward Gwynn, junior and senior, were surgeons at Wem, and he joined his father and practised at Wem for forty years. He was Medical Officer to Wem Union and to several friendly societies; he served for twenty-seven years as Surgeon to the North Shropshire Yeomanry; he also became President of the Shropshire and Mid-Wales Branch of the British Medical Association. A general favourite, kindly and skilful, he was in failing health, suffering from heart disease and emphysema, for three years before his death on July 11th, 1880. He had been in partnership with G H Keyworth, MB. He married twice, the second time in 1865, the daughter of the Rev W Boulton, MA, and was the father of nine children.

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