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Biographical entry Wiblin, John (1813 - 1900)

MRCS June 2nd 1837; FRCS Dec 7th 1849; LRCP Edin 1859.

27 April 1900
Wimborne, Dorset
General surgeon


Studied at University College Hospital and in Paris. He then settled in practice at Southampton and was appointed a Sanitary Surveyor to the Board of Trade, Medical Superintendent of Quarantine to the Royal Mail and Union Steamer Lines, and Medical Inspector of Emigrants and Recruits. He became President of the South Hants Medical and Chirurgical Society. He was an enthusiastic fisherman after his extraordinary luck in 1877, when, never having had a rod in his hand before, he caught three salmon on his first day - and that in an Irish river. (See Mr R B Marston, Fishing Gazette, 1900, May 5.)

He retired to The Hermitage, Clewer, Windsor, and then to Northleigh, Wimborne, Dorsetshire, where he died on April 27th, 1900. There are a number of letters from him in the College Library.

The Students' Guide to the Hospitals and Medical Institutions of Paris, to which is added an outline of the Edinburgh and German Universities, 12mo, London,
"An Account of Yellow Fever, as it Occurred on Board RMS Ship La Plata in the Month of November, 1852" (with ALEXANDER HARVEY), 8vo, London, 1853; reprinted from Lancet, 1853, i, 148.

The Royal College of Surgeons of England