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Henry Ambrose Grundy Brooke

Born  1854
Died  1919

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English dermatologist, born 1854, St. Helens, Lancashire; died April 1919, Manchester.

Biography of Henry Ambrose Grundy Brooke

For his education, Henry Ambrose Grundy Brooke went to Owens College, Manchester, and Guy’s Hospital London, becoming B.A. in 1874 and M.B. in 1880. He subsequently continued his studies on the Continent, and that under Moriz Kaposi (1837-1902), Ernest Henri Besnier (1831-1909), and Paul Gerson Unna (1850-1929). Following a brief period as a physician at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, he entered practice in 1883, founding the Manchester and Salford Hospital for Skin Disease, one of the greatest hospitals in England. He pioneered dermatology in the English Midlands being popularly known as «Brooke of Manchester».

His intention of writing a major work on dermatology was stopped by his suffering of hemiplegia in 1906, his written work is thus not very comprehensive. With Sir Malcolm Alexander Morris (1849-1924), however, he was co-founder of the British Journal of Dermatology. Brooke was renowned for his love of books and his wit.

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