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Biographical entry Jackson, Thomas Carr (1823 - 1877)

MRCS May 30th 1845; FRCS May 23rd 1857.

Born
4 January 1823
Died
November 1877
Occupation
General surgeon

Details

Born of a good Yorkshire family on Jan 4th, 1823, the son of John Jackson, surgeon, Paradise Street, Rotherham; he went to Merchant Taylors' School at Crosby, and was then apprenticed to James Garstang (qv), of Lytham, Lancashire, a well-known practitioner and county magistrate. After that he was a student at St Thomas's Hospital, and was dresser to Joseph Henry Green (qv). He was appointed House Surgeon to the Royal Free Hospital, then Assistant Surgeon; but subsequently was elected Surgeon to the Great Northern Hospital, where he was a most efficient member both of the staff and of the Executive Committee. A good anatomist and a bold and skilful operator, he performed lithotomy on twenty-eight patients without a mishap. In the autumn of 1877 he began to suffer from prostatic disease, and died at 91 Harley Street on April 23rd, 1878. His wife had died in November, 1877; of his five children his eldest son, Ernest Carr Jackson, MRCS, continued his father's practice at 91 Harley Street, but died at the end of 1879.

Publication:-
Circumscribed Abscess of Bone, 8vo, London, 1868.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1878, i, 734].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England