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Biographical entry Miskin, Leonard John (1872 - 1950)

MRCS 10 May 1894; FRCS 9 December 1897; LRCP 1894; MB, BS London 1895.

2 January 1872
25 September 1950
General surgeon


Born 2 January 1872 at 162 York Road, Lambeth, London, SE, the third son of George Miskin, MRCS 1863, and his wife Elizabeth Mannering. His grandfather Nicholas Miskin, MRCS 1835, practised at the same address. He was educated at King's College, Strand, and St Thomas's Hospital, qualifying in 1894. In 1898 he emigrated to West Australia where he was resident medical officer at the Public Hospital, Perth and at the Government Hospital, Coolgardie. Later he became medical officer to the Government Hospital at Kalgoorlie and then district medical officer at Kookynie.

Miskin returned to England in 1906 and settled in practice at 2 West Hill, Dartford, Kent, in partnership with Dr Graham Robertson. During the war of 1914-18 he also served as medical officer to a German prisoner-of-war camp near Dartford. Miskin married in 1911 his cousin Edith Mannering, who survived him, but without children. After he retired they lived at Perry Farm, Wingham, Canterbury. He died in the Kent and Canterbury Hospital on 25 September 1950, aged 78, and was buried at Preston near Canterbury. He left a bequest to the Royal Masonic Hospital.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times, 26 September 1950, no memoir; information from Mrs Miskin; Brit med J 1951, 1, 369, will].

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