See also:English surgeon, was
See also:born at Somerby,
See also:Leicestershire, on the 19th of
See also:October 1688 . He studied anatomy in
See also:London under
See also:William Cowper (1666-1709), and in 1713 published his Anatomy of the Human
See also:Body, which achieved
See also:great popularity and went through thirteen
See also:editions . In 1718 he was appointed an assistant surgeon at St
See also:Thomas's hospital (London), becoming full surgeon in the following
See also:year, and he was also chosen one of the surgeons to St
See also:George's hospital on its foundation in 1733 . He retired from St Thomas's in 1738, and died at Bath on the loth of
See also:April 1752 .
See also:Cheselden is famous for his " lateral operation for the
See also:stone," which he first performed in 1727 . He also effected a great advance in ophthalmic surgery by his operation of iridectomy, described in 1728, for the treatment of certain forms of
See also:blindness by the production of an " artificial
See also:pupil." He at-tended
See also:Sir Isaac
See also:Newton in his last illness, and was an intimate friend of
See also:Pope and of Sir Hans
See also:Sloane .
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