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Biographical entry Bull, George Coulson Robins (1858 - 1952)

MRCS 21 July 1880; FRCS 12 June 1884; MB London 1882; LRCP 1880; LDS RCSI 1908.

9 December 1858
29 February 1952
Dental surgeon, General surgeon and Pathologist


Born on 9 December 1858 second child and only son of George Rhind Bull MRCS and his wife Ann Savage Robins, he was educated at Epsom College and St Mary's Hospital, and after serving as house surgeon at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital and resident pathologist at the General Hospital, Birmingham, he settled in practice at Bedford. He took the Fellowship on the same day as Sir William J Collins, Sir John Bland-Sutton, and R L Knaggs. At the time of his death he was the senior Fellow of the College.

He practised at 5 Cutcliffe Place, Bedford, and served for a time as medical officer to the Reformatory. He qualified as a dentist at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 1908. He married in 1888 Mary Alice Slaney, who died on 11 January 1936, leaving two sons and a daughter. He died at Bedford on 29 February 1952 aged 93.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The Times 3 March 1952, no memoir; information from his son Arthur C Bull].

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