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Biographical entry Jeremy, Harold Rowe (1875 - 1938)

MRCS 14 November 1901; FRCS 14 December 1911; LRCP 1901.

24 December 1875
Merthyr Tydfil
16 August 1938
Ophthalmic surgeon


Born at Merthyr Tydfil on 24 December 1875, the son of Richard Thomas Jeremy, draper, and Maggie Rowe, his wife. He was educated at the Grammar School, Merthyr Tydfil, and studied medicine at University College, London, and at the London and St Bartholomew's Hospitals. He was surgical prizeman at the London Hospital in 1908, but soon determined to devote himself to ophthalmic surgery and was appointed house surgeon and ophthalmic house surgeon at the London Hospital, where he was afterwards assistant ophthalmic surgeon and lecturer on ophthalmology in the medical school. He was also surgeon to the Western Ophthalmic Hospital and ophthalmic surgeon to the Queen's Hospital for Children, whilst at St Peter's Hospital for Stone, at the Claybury Mental Hospital, and at the Walthamstow Hospital he acted as consulting ophthalmic surgeon.

He married Agnes Jane Baxter on 29 December 1906; she survived him, with a son and a daughter.

He died suddenly after a long illness on 16 August 1938, and was buried at Templeton Church, Pembrokeshire.

Perithelioma of the orbit. Proc Roy Soc Med 1917-18, 11, Child. p 50.
Injury to the fundus oculi at birth. Ibid 1919-20, 13, Ophthal. p 4.
Retinal detachment at macula. Ibid 1921-22, 15, Ophthal. p 34.
Cataract following thyroidectomy. Brit J Ophthal 1919, 3, 315.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1938, 2, 476; information given by Mrs Jeremy].

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