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Biographical entry Scott, John (1811 - 1906)

MRCS May 27th 1834; FRCS (by election) Jan 12th 1854; LSA 1833.

21 April 1906
New Malden, Surrey
Obstetrician and gynaecologist


The son of William Scott, of Barnstaple; received his professional training at St. Bartholomew's Hospital and in Paris. He became Surgeon-Accoucheur to the Islington Benevolent Lying-in Charity, and on relinquishing this post practised at 53 High Street, Camden Town. By 1855 he had been appointed Surgeon to the Hospital for Women in Soho Square. He moved to 65 Harley Street, where he was Surgeon to the Governesses' Home as well as to the Soho Square Hospital. He became Senior Surgeon to the last-named institution and then retired from it. After living in 49 Harley Street for some years, he migrated by 1881 to 10 Tavistock Square. He was at one time Vice-President of the Obstetrical Society.

In old age he lived in retirement at New Malden, Surrey, and died there at his residence, Bury Lodge, on April 21st, 1906. He had then attained the venerable age of 95. He married a Miss Parker and by her had a son, John Henry Scott.

"Removal of Large Submucous Fibroid of the Uterus by Enucleation and Torsion."-Lancet, 1873, ii, 875.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information kindly given by Hugh William Peel, Esq, who married Scott's grand-daughter, Beatrice Frances Scott].

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