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Biographical entry Smith, George Hill (1815 - 1893)

MRCS Nov 17th 1837; FRCS Aug 16th 1849; LSA 1836.

5 November 1893
General practitioner


Educated at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals. He had some experience in London, then practised for nearly half a century at Stevenage in Hertfordshire, and was well known throughout the county as a hard-working medical man. Although engaged in the quiet duties of a country practitioner, he determined, soon after the examination for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons was instituted, to obtain that honour, and succeeded in doing so, his sole ambition being to raise himself to as good a position in his profession as was possible and then take his share in elevating it.

At the time of his death he was Medical Officer of the 4th District of the Hitchin Union. He was a man of literary taste with a well-stored mind, which rendered his society agreeable and interesting. He died at Stevenage on Nov 5th, 1893, having been in failing health for some time.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Lancet, 1898, ii, 1286].

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