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Biographical entry Taylor, Robert (1815? - 1883)

MRCS Feb 4th 1842; FRCS May 13th 1858; MD Edin 1841.

25 January 1883
General surgeon and Ophthalmologist


Born in Dumfriesshire and was educated at Edinburgh, where he first practised. He came to London in the middle years of the century, and practised in Bernard Street, Russell Square, and then in George Street, Hanover Square. His final address, for a long period, was 7 Lower Seymour Street, Portman Square, W.

Taylor was a well-known ophthalmologist, and was for many years Surgeon to the Central London Hospital, and also, at one time, Surgeon of the Cripples' Home, Marylebone Road.

He died, after his retirement from these posts, on Jan 25th, 1883. His portrait is in the Fellows' Album. He must not be confused with Robert Tayler (often spelt Taylor), of Brighton (qv), who also died in 1883 (Nov 21st).

"On the Ophthalmoscope." - Med Circular, 1858, xiii, 1, etc.
"Cases illustrating the Use of the Ophthalmoscope" (with E C Hulme), 8vo, London, 1860; reprinted from the Arch of Med, 1857-9, i, 284; 1860-1, ii, 14, etc.
"On Cataract." - Trans Pathol Soc, 1856, vii, 330, and Med Times and Gaz, 1857, 1, 427.

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