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Biographical entry Perkins, John Steele (1808 - 1898)

MRCS June 4th 1831; FRCS April 15th 1875; LSA 1828.

28 January 1898
General surgeon


Studied at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, and practised at Exeter, where he was Surgeon to the West of England Institution for the Blind; Surgeon, and later Brigade Surgeon, to the Devon Volunteer Artillery; Medical Officer of Health for Exeter, and to the Corporation of the Poor; Surgeon to the Devon and Exeter Refuge for Discharged Prisoners, and to the Humane Society; and Examining Surgeon for the Royal Navy. He practised at various addresses, became the oldest of Exeter surgeons, and died on Jan 28th, 1898.

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