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Biographical entry Jackson, Thomas Carr (1823 - 1877)

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

4 January 1823
November 1877
General surgeon


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.

Circumscribed Abscess of Bone, 8vo, London, 1868.

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

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