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Biographical entry Faulder, Thomas Jefferson (1871 - 1935)

MRCS 4 August 1903; FRCS 8 December 1904; LRCP 1903; BA Cambridge 1892; MA MB BCh 1905; TD.

13 May 1871
20 March 1935
ENT surgeon


Born 13 May 1871 at Carlisle, the second child and second son of Robert Bowman Faulder, landowner, and Ann Jefferson, his wife. He was educated at St Bees School and matriculated from Clare College, Cambridge in 1888, where he held the Grindal exhibition and the senior classical scholarship. He graduated BA with a first class in part 1 of the classical tripos. He was engaged in teaching from 1893 until he gained the Jeaffreson exhibition in classics at St Bartholomew's Hospital, where he entered on 1 October 1898; he was senior scholar in 1899, and won the Brackenbury scholarship in 1903. He acted as house surgeon to W Harrison Cripps in 1904-05, was assistant demonstrator of anatomy in the medical school 1905-08, and chief assistant in the department for diseases of the throat and nose 1907-13, and was a research scholar at the London School of Economics from 1907.

During the war he held a commission as major, RAMC(T), and was attached to the 92nd brigade RFA and to the 2nd London Division, gaining the 1914-15 star and afterwards the Territorial Decoration. He was surgeon to the St Marylebone General Dispensary, and from 1908 to 1935 surgeon to the Golden Square Hospital for Diseases of the Throat, Nose, and Ear.

He married (1) in 1904 Blanche Julia, daughter of W Harrison Cripps, FRCS; she died on 11 September 1921; (2) on 19 December 1932 Dorothy Ada Cox, who as Dorothy Arnold was the well-known Australian soprano, who survived him. There were no children of either marriage. He died on 20 March 1935, and was buried at Watford North cemetery.

Bronchoscopy. St Bart's Hosp Rep. 1906, 42, 171.
Injuries to the ear in modem warfare. J Laryngol. 1921, 36, 277.
Military occupational diseases of ear, nose, and throat. Brit med J. 1925, 2, 892.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J. 1935, 1, 681; Lancet, 1935, 1, 845; J Laryngol. 1935, 40, 386; information given by Mrs Jefferson Faulder; personal knowledge].

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