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Biographical entry Uhthoff, John Caldwell (1857 - 1927)

MRCS July 25th 1877; FRCS Dec 8th 1881; LSA 1879; MB Lond 1878; MD 1879; MRCP Lond 1881 which he resigned in 1908.

19 January 1927
General surgeon and Ophthalmic surgeon


Educated at Brighton College, and studied at Guy's Hospital, where he highly distinguished himself at the London University examinations and acted as House Surgeon, House Physician, Obstetric Resident, and Assistant Demonstrator of Anatomy, and was good at sports. He was next House Surgeon at the Royal Surrey County Hospital and then settled in Hove and acquired a large practice; he next moved to Wavertree House, Brunswick Place, Brighton. He held the posts of Assistant Surgeon to the Sussex County Hospital, Surgeon to the Brighton and Hove Lying-in Institution, and to the Sussex Eye Hospital; in the latter connection he became known as an ophthalmologist.

For a time from 1881 he was a MRCP, but resigned his membership to go into partnership. The membership was restored to him at his request in 1896, and in 1908 he again surrendered it to take a partner. In 1915 he took as partner Frederick A S Hutchinson, MD Cantab, Furze Hill, Brighton.

During the European War (1914-1918) he acted as Medical Officer to one of the Military Hospitals in Brighton. He was an active member of the British Medical Association, serving on the South-Eastern Branch Council from 1888-1893; he was also one of the Secretaries of the Pathological Section and Vice-President of the Section of Pharmacology and Therapeutics at the Brighton Meeting in 1913.

He retired to Bournemouth in 1921, but continued his interest by representing the Bournemouth Division on the Council of the Association. He died at Bournemouth on Jan 19th, 1927, and was buried at Hove. His partner, Dr F A S Hutchinson, had died on the previous Jan 6th in Switzerland. He was twice married: (1) to a daughter of Charles King, North Lodge, Enfield; and (2) to a daughter of F G Cunningham, Bentley House, Hampshire.

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