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Biographical entry Hobbs, John (1806 - 1860)

MRCS May 22nd 1829; FRCS Dec 11th 1843 one of the original 300 Fellows.

Born
1806
Died
17 April 1860
London
Occupation
General surgeon

Details

Was apprenticed to Mr Sawrey, Bloomsbury Square; studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital in the time of Abernethy and Lawrence, and afterwards in Paris. He practised in Southampton Row, Russell Square, and was an ardent phrenologist, collecting casts of living and dead celebrities, himself convinced of the entire truthfulness of phrenology to nature. He died from acute pleural effusion at 35 Southampton Row on April 17th, 1860, leaving a widow and two daughters.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1860, i, 457].

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