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Biographical entry Templeton, George (1869 - 1913)

MRCS Aug 1st 1892; FRCS July 9th 1896; MB CM Edin (Hons) 1892; LRCP Lond 1892.

27 March 1913
General surgeon


Born in Kilmarnock and was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he obtained an entrance scholarship. Coming to London, he was House Physician and House Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital, and then for three years was Surgical Registrar to the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, where he was also House Surgeon. After this he was for twelve years on the staff of the North-West London Hospital, first as Assistant Surgeon and then as Surgeon. He was also for a time Resident Medical Officer of the London Temperance Hospital, as well as Clinical Assistant at the Throat and Ear Department of the London Hospital. At the time of his death he was Consulting Surgeon to the Hostel of God (Home for the Dying), Clapham Common, and also at Hornsey Hospital. For some years before his death he laboured charitably as Surgeon to the St Barnabas Home, Lloyd Street, WC.

Templeton lost his life while ski-ing near Finse, Norway, probably on March 27th, 1913. For the account of his death, see the British Medical Journal, 1913, I, 862.

Surgical Reports of the Children's Hospital, Great Ormond Street, 1896-9.
"Series of Cases of Carbolic Acid Poisoning." - Lancet, 1894, ii, 705, etc.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England