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Biographical entry Taylor, Thomas (1814 - 1892)

MRCS April 7th 1837; FRCS June 9th 1870; LSA 1841.

6 March 1892
Chemist and General surgeon


Practised for a time at 9 New Bridge Street, EC, where he was Surgeon to the Western City Dispensary. Retiring from this post and also from general practice, he went to live at 4 Vere Street, Cavendish Square, and was appointed Lecturer on Chemistry at the Middlesex Hospital, a position which he held for many years. He was a Fellow of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical, Astronomical, and Chemical Societies.

Taylor was connected with the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons as early as 1838, when he was employed on the Catalogue of the Calculi, or Concretions. In February, 1845, he was paid £100 honorarium for this work, and in October of the same year received a further honorarium of £100. The Catalogue of Concretions in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, as he afterwards called it, being now completed, he wrote a farewell letter to the Museum Committee. His name does not appear in the lists of College Officers, but in February, 1844, we find him reporting to the Museum Committee on certain experiments he had made on the preservation of specimens put up under a high pressure.

The full title of Taylor's catalogue is: A Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Calculi and other Animal Concretions contained in the Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons in London (2 vols, 4th, coloured plates, London, 1842 and 1845). Taylor died at his residence, Warwick House, Warwick Place, Grove End Road, NW, on March 6th, 1892.

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