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Biographical entry Harrison, James Bower ( - 1890)

MRCS July 7th 1837; FRCS (by election) Oct 21st 1852; MRCP Lond 1859; MD St Andrews 1856; LSA 1836.

2 January 1890
Manchester, UK
General surgeon


Son of the Rev William Harrison, belonging to a clerical family dating from 1662, and a cousin of Harrison Ainsworth, the novelist; was articled to W R Whalton, FRS, a well-known Manchester surgeon. He completed his medical studies at Manchester and at University College Hospital, London. After qualifying he became Resident Assistant Physician at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Later he gained a large practice, and was Surgeon to the Ardwick and Ancoats Dispensary. He was a prolific writer on medical subjects, largely from a popular point of view, and was instrumental in leading to a Government inquiry into the condition of children employed in unhealthy occupations. He died at The Mount, Higher Broughton, Manchester, on Jan 2nd, 1890.

Observations on the Contamination of Water by the Poison of Lead, 12mo, London, 1852.
Familiar Letters on the Diseases of Children, 16mo, London, 1862.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England