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Thomas Annandale

Born  1838-02-02
Died  1907-12-20

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British surgeon, born February 2, 1838, Newcastle-on-Tyne; died December 20, 1907.

Biography of Thomas Annandale

Thomas Annandale was educated at the infirmary in his native town as well as in Edinburgh. He was private assistant to James Syme (1799-1870), became FRCS England in 1859, and FRCP 1888; and became M.D. in 1863 in Edinburgh. He became assistant surgeon at the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh in 1865, in 1871 surgeon there and in 1877 succeeded Lord Lister (1827-1912) as regius professor of clinical surgery at the university. He became honorary D. C. L. of Durban in 1902, in 1900 surgeon general to Life-Archers of the Royal Scottish Life Guard, a corps to which he had belonged as an archer since 1870.


  • On the injuries and diseases of the hip-joint. (1860's).
  • On the malformations, diseases and injuries of the fingers and toes, and their surgical treatment.
    The Jackson prize essay for the year 1864. 292 pages, 12 pl. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1866.
  • Surgical appliances and minor operative surgery.
    246 pages. Edinburgh, Maclachlan & Stewart, 1866.
  • Abstracts of surgical principles on tumours.
    6 leaflets 1868-1870.
  • Fatty hernia. British Medical Journal, London, 1870.
  • Case in which an intestinal obstruction was removed by the operation of gastrotomy.
    Edinburgh Medical Journal, 1870-1871, 16: 700-704.
  • Clinical surgical letters. British Medical Journal, London, 1874.
  • An operation for displaced semilunar cartilage.
    British Medical Journal, London, 1885, 1: 779.
    The first deliberate and planned operation for the relief of internal derangement of the knee-joint caused by a displaced cartilage.

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