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Biographical entry Moore, Thomas (1838 - 1900)

MRCS Dec 6th 1859; FRCS Dec 12th 1867; LSA 1859; LRCP Lond 1865.

Born
1838
Died
6 September 1900
Occupation
General surgeon

Details

The second son of Edward Moore (qv), of Halesowen, Worcestershire; studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital, and then acted as Resident Medical Officer or House Surgeon at Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, in the Rowley District of the Dudley Union; at the Birmingham Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary; the Bristol Iron Company's works at Corngreaves; and at the Brighton Hospital for Sick Children. He then settled in practice as partner with Robert Shackleford Cross, at Petersfield, Hampshire, where he was instrumental in founding the Petersfield Cottage Hospital, and acted both as Surgeon and Secretary. He was also Surgeon to the Petersfield Union Infirmary; meanwhile, as an enthusiastic volunteer, he shot so well as to be twice in the 'Queen's Sixty' at Wimbledon.

In 1880 he moved to Blackheath and practised at Lee Terrace as Surgeon to the Miller Hospital and Medical Officer of Health for Eltham. He early interested himself in Röntgen-ray work, was Treasurer of the Röntgen Ray Society, and himself equipped an X-ray apparatus at the Miller Hospital. In addition he studied bacteriology, was a contributor of valuable papers on surgery to the West Kent Medico-Chirurgical Society, being at one time President. He also served as President of the West Kent Microscopical and Natural History Society. As the Hon Secretary of the Blackheath Amateur Operatic Society he was instrumental in raising over £1000 for the Miller Hospital. He died after a few hours' illness on Sept 6th, 1900.

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