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WILLIAM CHESELDEN (1688-1752)

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 89 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WILLIAM CHESELDEN (1688-1752)  ,
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English surgeon, was born at Somerby, Leicestershire, on the 19th of
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October 1688 . He studied anatomy in
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London under William Cowper (1666-1709), and in 1713 published his Anatomy of the Human
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Body, which achieved
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great popularity and went through thirteen
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editions . In 1718 he was appointed an assistant surgeon at St Thomas's hospital (London), becoming full surgeon in the following
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year, and he was also chosen one of the surgeons to St George's hospital on its foundation in 1733 . He retired from St Thomas's in 1738, and died at Bath on the loth of
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April 1752 . Cheselden is famous for his " lateral operation for the 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
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blindness by the production of an " artificial pupil." He at-tended
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Sir Isaac Newton in his last illness, and was an intimate friend of Alexander Pope and of Sir Hans Sloane .

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