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Biographical entry Harcourt, Richard Eugene (1858 - 1921)

MRCS June 13th 1907; FRCS June 13th 1907; MB BCh Royal University of Ireland 1887; MD 1893; MD MS Uruguay 1893.

New Jersey, USA
19 May 1921
Liverpool, UK
General surgeon and Ophthalmic surgeon


Born in New Jersey, USA, and educated at Queen's College, Belfast, at Liverpool, and at King's College Hospital. After acting as House Surgeon at the Royal Southern Hospital under Sir Robert Jones, and at the Manchester Ship Canal Hospital, he was for ten years Medical Officer to the Buenos Ayres Port Works and Police. He also practised at Las Conchillas, Uruguay. He returned to England in 1898, and practised first at Warrington and then at Wavertree, Liverpool. Later he devoted himself to ophthalmology, and was appointed in 1911 Pathologist to the Liverpool Eye and Ear Infirmary, where he became Assistant Surgeon. He was also Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Bootle Education Committee, Assistant Surgeon to St Helen's Hospital, and Demonstrator of Ophthalmic Pathology in the University of Liverpool. During the War (1914-1918) he acted as Surgeon to St Paul's Eye Hospital.

He suffered from dysentery which induced pernicious anemia, from which he died at Stoneleigh, near Oakfield, Anfield, Liverpool, on May 19th, 1921. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and three daughters.

"Fits due to Uncorrected Errors of Refraction." - Liverpool Med. Clin. Jour., 1913.

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