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Biographical entry Townley, James (1808 - 1888)

MRCS March 26th 1830; FRCS Dec 9th 1852; LSA 1829; LRCP Edin 1859.

18 April 1888
General surgeon and Physician


Educated at St George's Hospital. He practised at Kennington, first at Harley-ford Place, and then at 302 Kennington Park Road, SE. Up to the time of his death he was Hon Physician to the Royal Female Philanthropic Society. He was a Fellow of the Medical Society of London, of the Linnean and of the Meteorological Societies. He died on April 18th, 1888.

Townley contributed to the Lancet, 1862, i, 538, a paper on "Parturition without Pain", which, in its republished form, Parturition without Pain or Loss of Consciousness, ran through three editions, 12mo, London; 2nd ed, 1862; 3rd ed, 1863.

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