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Authorised form of nameFergusson; Sir; William (1808 - 1877)
SurnameFergusson
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1808 - 1877
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland (20 March 1808)
Death:
London (10 or 11 February 1877)
Burial:
West Linton, Peeblesshire
ActivityProfession:
Surgeon
Career:
Employed in a lawyer's office before studying medicine at Edinburgh; Demonstrator of Anatomy to Robert Knox; Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Dispensary (1831); Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary (1836); moved to London (1840); Professor of Surgery, King's College, London (1840-1870); Surgeon, King's College Hospital, London (by 1848); Surgeon in ordinary to the Prince Consort (1849); Sergeant Surgeon to Queen Victoria (1867); improved the treatment of cleft palate (hare lip); he was also a carpenter, violinist and fly-fisher; wrote 'System of practical surgery' (1842); died of Bright's disease
Honours:
Bt 1866
Memberships:
FRSE; FRCSE (1829); MRCS (1840); FRCS (1844)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
9/06/1848
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
References:
Vanity Fair 17 December 1870
Notes:
DNB and Boase give death date as 10 February 1877
Royal Society codeNA7661
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1848/06Fergusson, Sir William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/Maull/001395Fergusson, Sir Williamnd
IM/001394Fergusson, Sir William1999
IM/001399Fergusson, Sir Williamnd
IM/001396Fergusson, Sir Williamnd
IM/001398Fergusson, Sir Williamnd
VF/12Portrait of Sir William Fergusson by Carlo Pellegrini17 December 1870
IM/Maull/001397Fergusson, Sir Williamnd
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