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Biographical entry Prankerd, John (1814 - 1896)

MRCS Feb 16th 1838; FRCS Oct 10th 1861; LSA 1837.

5 June 1814
Langport, Somerset
21 July 1896
General surgeon


Born at Langport, Somersetshire, on June 5th, 1814. He was educated at Langport Grammar School, and was there apprenticed to a practitioner, Mitchel, in the town. Later he studied at University College Hospital, and practised for nearly forty years at Langport. He became known in the county as a sterling, trustworthy, and intelligent practitioner, whose opinion and assistance were sought in emergencies. He was District Medical Officer for Langport, and represented the West Somerset Branch on the Council of the British Medical Association, and at one time was its President. He retired in 1878, went to Bath and elsewhere, and finally to Briarfield, Torquay, where he died on July 21st, 1896. He left a widow and three sons - one a clergyman, one a medical man, and one a barrister.

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