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Biographical entry Winterbottom, Augustus (1847 - 1930)

MRCS 13 November 1872; FRCS 20 December 1875; LDS RCS 1878.

5 November 1847
22 November 1930
General surgeon


The elder son of Edwin John Winterbottom, a dentist, who practised first in the Brompton Road and afterwards at 9 Sloane Street and finally at 16 Sloane Street, SW. Augustus Winterbottom was born on 5 November 1847, his mother's name being Mary Mence, and is said to have been educated at Merchant Taylor's School, though his name does not appear in the School Register. He qualified from St George's Hospital, where he acted as dental surgeon from 1878 to 1890, and was an examiner in dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1880-90. He never married, but lived with his brother Charles and his five sisters. His great-grandfather Abraham Winterbottom, born 26 February 1720, who entered Merchant Taylor's School in 1732, was clerk to the Merchant Taylors' Company and died in 1804; he practised in Bow Street, Covent Garden, and was surgeon to the old Bow Street Runners. Augustus Winterbottom died at 1 Christchurch Road, Crouch End, N on 22 November 1930.

The evolution of medicine and surgery as a science, and the evolution of St George's Hospital as a school. London, 1890.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Information given by his niece, Miss Dorothy Good].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England