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HOLE, John Coplestone.
LONDON INFIRMARY for Curing the Diseases of the Eye Founded by JOHN CUNNINGHAM SAUNDERS.

'We certify that JOHN COPLESTONE HOLE hath been admitted to see the practice of the Medical Directors of this Infirmary for a period of three Months whereby he has had an opportunity of acquiring a Knowledge of the nature and Treatment of the several Diseases incident to the Eye.' Medical Directors : JOHN RICHARD FARRE. M.D.; WM. LAWRENCE. London. April 30 1823.

Single sheet, lettered as above with a portrait cartouche of Saunders at the top, stipple engraved, a couple of tiny edges tears, a very good copy.

*JOHN FARRE [1775-1862], born in the Barbados; after his schooling on the island, he studied medicine under his father, also a physician. In 1792 he came to England to study at the United Schools of St. Thomas and Guy's, qualified for the Corporation of Surgeosn in 1793, returned to the Barbados in 1794, and then back to England in 1800. He studied at Edinburgh for two years, qualified M.D. at Aberdeen in 1806, and then started his practice as a physician. He was co-founder of the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital and was physician there for fifty years. He retired in 1856. WILLIAM LAWRENCE [1783-1867], surgeon, the son of the chief surgeon for Cirencester, he was prominent in the medical reform movement, and helped the radical campaigner Thomas Wakley found the Lancet journal. He took a significant part in the 1826 meeting for reform. He was elected to the Council of the RCS in 1828, became President in 1846, and again in 1855. During his surgical career Lawrence held the posts of Professor of Anatomy and Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons (1815-1922); he was appointed to the London Infirmary for Curing Diseases of the Eye [his speciality wa ophthalmology, having been consulted for eye problems by Queen Victoria and Pugin] and also Demonstrator of Anatomy, then Assistant Surgeon, later Surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital (1824-1865). Later in his career, he was appointed Surgeon Extraordinary, later Serjeant Surgeon, to the Queen. JOHN COPLESTONE HOLE - no recorded data available.

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