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Biographical entry Hall, John Moore (1864 - 1932)

MRCS 14 May 1891; FRCS 14 June 1894; DPH RCPS 1892; BCh BAO MD RUI 1889.

November 1864
Hilltown, Ireland
22 December 1932
General surgeon


Born at Hilltown, Co Down in November 1864, the son of James Hall, farmer, of Ballynanny, Hilltown. Being a member of the Irish Protestant Church he was educated at the Church School, Hilltown. He entered the Royal University, studying at Queen's College, Belfast. Here he won the third year medical scholarship in 1886-87, the fourth year medical scholarship in anatomy and physiology in 1887-88, and the Dunville studentship which was the highest scientific distinction given by the College, in 1887. He then acted as house surgeon at the Huddersfield Infirmary, assistant superintendent at the Grove Hall Asylum, Bow, E, and assistant medical officer at the Hackney Infirmary, London. He settled in practice Bournemouth about 1894, moving on his retirement to Hastings, where he died on 22 December 1932. Hall was a fine anatomist and acted as demonstrator of anatomy at Queen's College, Belfast. He was better fitted to teach and fill an academic position than for private practice.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information kindly given by Col Thomas Sinclair, CB, MP, FRCS].

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