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Biographical entry Shipman, Robert (1817 - 1871)

MRCS July 1st, 1839; FRCS Aug 10th 1854; LSA 1839; JP.

25 July 1871
General surgeon


Educated at St Thomas' and Guy's Hospitals, having previously been a pupil of William Tomblin Keal, of Oakham. At Grantham, where he settled, he enjoyed a good private practice, and was also Surgeon to the Grantham District of the Great Northern Railway. He was Surgeon to the Royal South Lincoln Militia and latterly to the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Rifle Volunteers. He was a Member of the Borough Corporation, an Alderman and JP. He was kindly, urbane, and free from professional jealousy, thus winning the universal esteem which was shown at his funeral, when some forty men of position followed him to his grave at a distance from Grantham, where he had died on July 25th, 1871. He was succeeded in practice by his son.

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