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Biographical entry Jameson, Hugh (1805 - 1881)

MRCS Jan 7th 1825; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844.

16 May 1881
Upper Norwood
General surgeon


Born at Inverness; he studied at Aberdeen University; in London, at St George's and Middlesex Hospitals, and at the Windmill Street School. Entering the Navy he served on the West Coast of Africa, on ships engaged in suppressing the slave trade, then in the Mediterranean on board HM Frigate Castor, at the bombardment of St Jean d'Acre in 1840; the Castor suffered severely, and Jameson had a special opportunity of exhibiting his skill as a surgeon. He was subsequently on HMS Winchester at the Cape of Good Hope, on the Rodney and on the Victory at Portsmouth. On shore in 1854 he was appointed to the Melville Hospital, Chatham, and was afterwards placed in medical charge of Woolwich Dockyard, a post he held, with the rank of Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals, until his retirement in 1864. He received three war medals, and his election to FRCS was supported, among others, by Sir Charles Bell and Sir Benjamin Brodie. He died of paralysis at Oakwood Lodge, Belvedere Road, Upper Norwood, on May 16th, 1881. His photograph is in the Fellows' Album.

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