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Biographical entry Taunton, Edgar (1878? - 1960)

MRCS 27 July 1899; FRCS 1 June 1905; LRCP 1899; DPH RCPS 1901; MB London 1903; Barrister-at-Law.

7 January 1960
St Leonard's-on-Sea
Barrister and Medical Officer


Born about 1878 he was educated at University College Hospital and qualified in 1899, while living at Bethersden, Kent. Intending to enter the Public Health service he took the Diploma in Public Health in 1901 and was called to the Bar by the Inner Temple. He served as Deputy Medical Officer of Health for the East London Borough of Bethnal Green. He had been senior resident medical officer at the Royal National Hospital for Consumption at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, but during the first world war served in the RAMC with the rank of Captain.

Taunton retired to St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex, living first at 141 London Road, and later at 26 Kenilworth Road, when he died on 7 January 1960, aged about 81.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit med J 1960, 1, 362 without memoir].

The Royal College of Surgeons of England