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Biographical entry Tarn, John (1793 - 1877)

MRCS Aug 4th 1815; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844.

7 November 1877
Newton Abbot
General surgeon


Educated at St George's Hospital, where he was entered as a six-months pupil to Thomas Keate in June, 1812, and in November of that year took out a further six-months ticket. He entered the Royal Navy in 1813, and served as Surgeon on board HMS President, HMS Salisbury, and HMS Melville between 1815 and 1820. He retired with the rank of Staff Surgeon, and was Agent for Sick at Liverpool in 1849. He won the Gilbert Blane Gold Medal and the Silver Naval Medal with Clasp. He died at Knowles Hill, Newton Abbot, on Nov 7th, 1877.

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