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Biographical entry Paddle, James Isaac (1854 - 1920)

MRCS 24 April 1880; FRCS 10 June 1880; BA London 1873; BSc 1876; MD 1881; LRCP 1880.

14 June 1854
30 June 1920
General surgeon


Born in Mauritius on 14 June 1854, the son of George Paddle, a retired captain of the Merchant Service, who had become manager of the Deep River sugar estate in that island. He was educated at the Royal College, Mauritius, and was laureate there in 1873, when he took the London University degree of BA. He then came to England and entered University College, London on 1 October 1873, and graduated BSc with second-class honours in zoology in 1876, and MD with first-class honours in medicine, obstetric medicine, and forensic medicine in 1881.

He acted as resident obstetric assistant at University College Hospital, took his MD degree with first-class honours and the gold medal in midwifery and medical jurisprudence in 1881, and returned to Mauritius in 1885. He began to practise at Beau Bassin, and in 1890 entered the government service of Mauritius as acting medical officer for the district of Plaines Wilhems. In 1898 he was appointed superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum and Government Analyst. He retired in 1919, came to England and lived at Bournemouth, where he died on 30 June 1920.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his son Kenneth C L Paddle, MRCS].

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