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Biographical entry Pounds, Thomas Henderson (1859 - 1904)

MRCS July 22nd 1881; FRCS Dec 11th 1884; LSA 1881.

27 December 1904
General surgeon


Born at Portsmouth, the son of Staff Commander Pounds, RN. He went to school at Southsea and studied at Charing Cross Hospital, where he was Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy and Prosector at the Royal College of Surgeons.

He practised from 1881-1887 at Snodland, Kent, then at Derby, in partnership with William Legge, where he was instrumental in establishing the Derbyshire Hospital for Women, and was appointed Surgeon in 1891. He was also one of the founders of the Derby Medical Society, was the first Secretary, and its President in 1901-1902. He was highly respected by his colleagues and beloved by the poor for numerous acts of kindness. He was the first medical man in Derby to use a motor-car. Some weeks before his death, in returning from a consultation, he ran into a dog, was thrown out of his car and so injured that he died, at 64 Friar Gate, Derby, on Dec 27th, 1904, leaving a widow and young family. He published some surgical cases.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit Med Jour, 1905, i, 108. Med Press and Circ, 1905, lxxix, 21].

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