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Biographical entry Whishaw, Reginald Robert (1862 - 1908)

MRCS May 5th 1885; FRCS June 14th 1888; BA Cantab 1882; MB 1886; BCh 1888; LRCP Lond May 5th 1885.

10 December 1908
General surgeon and Physician


Graduated at Cambridge from Cavendish College, and acted for a time as a Junior Demonstrator of Anatomy before entering St Thomas's Hospital. He served as House Physician at the Brompton Hospital for Consumption; at the Hospital for Children, Liverpool; and he was also Demonstrator of Anatomy at the Bristol Medical School. He settled in practice in Croydon and was appointed on the Surgical Staff of the Hospital. Ill health forced him to seek a warmer climate and he practised in Tasmania for nine years, and then became Assistant Medical Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum at Willowbarn, Queensland. There, whilst on duty, he was attacked by a lunatic who caused him a fracture of the base of the skull from which he died on Dec 10th, 1908. He had already gained personal and professional esteem in Australia. He was twice married, and left a widow and four children.

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