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Biographical entry Mackern, John (1856 - 1934)

MRCS 26 July 1877; FRCS 14 June 1888; BA MB Cambridge 1882; MD 1834; LRCP 1877.

11 October 1856
Buenos Aires
31 January 1934
Newick, Sussex
General surgeon


Born on 11 October 1856 at Buenos Aires, the second son of George Mackern, who was in business in the city, he was educated at the Blackheath Proprietary School and was admitted to Caius College, Cambridge in April 1878, having already qualified MRCS and LRCP from Guy's Hospital, where he was house surgeon. He was a scholar of the College from Michaelmas 1878 to Michaelmas 1881, and. Graduated BA after being placed in the third class of the Natural Sciences Tripos, Part I. He practised in Shooter's Hill Road, Blackheath, was for a time assistant physician to the Chelsea Hospital for Women, and was surgeon to the Royal Kent Dispensary, afterwards the Miller General Hospital, from 1893 till his resignation in 1907. He married in 1881 L Kidd, who survived him with one daughter. He died very suddenly at Silverwood, Newick, Sussex, on 31 January 1934.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by Mrs Mackern and by the Secretary of the Miller General Hospital].

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