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Biographical entry Skinner, George Robert (1825 - 1856)

MRCS Jan 22nd 1847; FRCS Dec 9th 1852.

16 September 1825
26 March 1856
Military surgeon


Born on Sept 16th, 1825, son of George Skinner, surgeon, of Walcot, Somerset. He joined the Bengal Army as Assistant Surgeon on Dec 20th, 1852. In 1849-1850 he was student in human and comparative anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons, and his MS folio volume referring to work done as a student is in the Library. It forms part of the E C Hulme Volume, and bears the date 1850. (See HULME, EDWARD CHARLES.) Skinner appears to have chiefly employed himself in the dissection of a Malayan tapir. His early death took place at Bath on March 26th, 1856.

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