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Biographical entry McCheane, William (1820 - 1889)

MRCS May 19th 1843; FRCS Aug 18th 1868; LSA 1844.

3 November 1889
General surgeon


Born at Liverpool of a family originating from Waterford. The Liverpool School of Medicine was then in its infancy and he was for five years a resident pupil at the Royal Infirmary. He completed his medical studies at St Bartholomew's and served as House Surgeon to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary for two or three years. In 1848 he commenced practice in Watmough Street, Everton, Liverpool; subsequently he removed to 47 Shaw Street. Soon after beginning practice he was appointed Surgeon to the Lock Hospital, and he held the appointment till a few years before his death. This connection gave him a large practice in venereal disease. He was also for twenty years Surgeon to the Militia and a member of the Liverpool Institution, occupying with dignity and ability the post of President in 1874-1875. He died unmarried at 47 Shaw Street, of Bright's disease, on Nov 3rd, 1889.

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