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Biographical entry Jepson, Henry (1797 - 1887)

MRCS Dec 3rd 1819; FRCS (by election) Feb 10th 1853; LSA 1819.

13 September 1797
23 November 1887
General surgeon


Born on Sept 13th, 1797, the youngest son of the Rev George Jepson, Prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral, and of a family distinguished in the Church, medicine, and literature. After leaving the Lincoln Grammar School he studied at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, and first practised beside the Thames at Colnbrook; next at Hampton, where he was District Medical Officer of the Kingston Union, Surgeon to the Kingston Dispensary and to the Royal Humane Society. His amiability attracted to him a large circle of friends, including Sir Charles Clarke, Sir Andrew Halliday, and Dr Bright. He had been in partnership with Wentworth Raynes Findall, MRCS, and others, and had retired for about four years before his death on Nov 23rd, 1887. His portrait is in the Fellows' Album, and has a resemblance to that of Edgar Jepson, novelist, belonging to branch of the same family at Leamington.

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