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Biographical entry Whittle, Edward George (1852 - 1909)

MRCS Nov 19th 1873; FRCS Dec 14th 1876; LRCP Lond 1874; MB Lond 1874; MD 1882.

3 May 1909
Las Palmas
General surgeon


Received his professional training at University College and Hospital. He practised at Brighton, where he was appointed Surgeon (later Consulting Surgeon) to the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Hon Physician to the Brighton and Hove Dispensary, and House Surgeon to the Brighton Hospital for Women and Children and Lying-in Institute. His skill was widely known and he had a large practice in both Brighton and Hove.

In 1891-1892 he was President of the Brighton and Hove Medico-Chirurgical Society, and was Medical Referee to the Star and other Assurance Companies.

He was a man of extraordinary energy, an athlete of repute, and a champion tennis-player, twice winning the Veterans' Singles in the All-England ChampionĀ¬hip at Eastbourne, and winning outright, with Mr C M Perkins, the Veterans' Shield, open to all England. He was a keen cyclist and a fine swimmer, for many years bathing in the sea every day, winter and summer. He was also a skilled musician and prominent Freemason.

He died on May 3rd, 1909, at Las Palmas, whither he had gone early in the year, suffering from an old heart trouble. He married twice and left a son, Edward Denis.

Congestive Neurasthenia or Insomnia and Nerve Depression, 8vo, London, 1889; reprinted in Wood's Medical and Surgical Monographs, New York, 1889.
"The Artificial Dieting of Infants." - Trans Brighton Health Congress, 1881, iii, 545. \
"Case of Diabetes." - Lancet, 1883, ii, 368.

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