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Sir Thomas Bryant

Born 1828
Died 1914

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British surgeon, born May 26, 1828, Kennington; died December 30, 1914.

Biography of Sir Thomas Bryant

Thomas Bryant became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1853. He was a surgeon and lecturer in surgery at Guy’s Hospital. Besides his eponyms, he is remembered for having devised an operation for lumbar colostomy. He held several honourable positions and memberships.

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