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Biographical entry Venning, Sir Edgecombe (1837 - 1920)

Knight Bachelor 1905; MRCS Aug 2nd 1858; FRCS June 13th 1867; LRCP Lond 1862.

24 April 1837
17 November 1920
General surgeon


Born at Norwich on April 24th, 1837, the son of J Meybohm Venning. He became a student at St George's Hospital, where he acted as House Surgeon and as Surgical Registrar. He was gazetted Assistant Surgeon to the 1st Life Guards on April 14th, 1863, and Surgeon on March 1st, 1873.

He resigned on June 30th, 1877, and engaged in private practice at 87 Sloane Street, London, SW, where he had an extensive circle of distinguished patients. He was knighted in 1905.

He retired to Lamorvah, Wood Lane Crescent, Falmouth, where he became an active member of the Hospital Committee, and died there on Nov 17th, 1920. He married in 1873 Miss F E Pearson, daughter of Captain Aylmer Pearson; she died about 1917.

Venning's publications related to venereal disease.

Sources used to compile this entry: [St George's Hosp Gaz, 1906, xiv, 43, with portrait. Johnston's RAMC Roll, No. 6059].

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