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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.

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