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Biographical entry Metzgar, Charles (1863 - 1889)

MRCS May 5th 1887; FRCS Oct 11th 1888; LRCP Lond May 5th 1887.

Kingston, Jamaica
18 July 1889
General surgeon


Born at Kingston, Jamaica. He went to Dulwich College, then in 1881 to Guy's Hospital, where he was House Surgeon, Resident Obstetric and Clinical Assistant; also he was Prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons. Being comfortably off and a sportsman from early days, he had previously joined shooting parties in Austria. Having passed FRCS at the age of 25, the earliest possible date, he accompanied a shooting expedition to South Africa, which proved a failure. He returned, and landed on June 23rd, 1889, disappointed and ill with typhoid fever. He was carefully attended by Drs Frederick Taylor and Washbourne, of Guy's Hospital, but died on July 18th, 1889. His funeral at Christ Church, Forest Hill, was attended by members of the Staff and students from Guy's, who mourned a kindly, manly, straightforward character and a career of promise early closed.

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