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Biographical entry Hare, Evan Herring (1851 - 1932)

MRCS 2 August 1876; FRCS 9 June 1887; MA Oxford 1876; LSA 1878.

12 August 1851
25 April 1932
General surgeon


The eldest son of Evan Hare, solicitor, of Putney, and Charlotte his wife, he was born on 12 August 1851. He was admitted to Westminster School on 26 January 1865 and left at Christmas 1865, going afterwards to school at Guildford. He matriculated from St John's College, Oxford on 16 January 1869 and graduated BA, without taking honours, in 1872. He received his medical education at St Thomas's Hospital, and subsequently served as a surgeon in the Serbo-Turkish war of 1876, being sent out by Sir Edward Letchmere's committee. During the war he performed a surgical operation when an attack by Bashi-Bazouk was imminent, and for this brave act he received the Gold Cross of the Order of Takova from King Milan of Serbia (Lancet, 1876, 2, 624). He also served as a civil surgeon in the Zulu war of 1879, but was prevented from giving active assistance to the troops as he was prostrated by fever; he remained in Natal and was afterwards invalided home.

He practised for a few years at Kew, moved to Hornsey in 1886, and remained there in active practice until 1920. He took an active interest in local affairs and was chairman of the Hornsey (Central) Conservative Association. He married in 1887 Emily Lucy, daughter of R N Cummins, who survived him with four children. His eldest and youngest sons were killed in the war of 1914-18. He died at Alresford Lodge, 159 Tottenham Lane, Hornsey, N on 25 April 1932, having retired from practice twelve years previously.

English translation of T Puschmann Geschichte des medizinischen Unterrichts. London, 1891. The whole edition was destroyed by fire at the publisher's warehouse with the exception of a few copies.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Alumni Westmonasterienses: Lancet, 1932, 1, 1017; Brit med J. 1932, 1, 1013].

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