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THOMAS BLIZARD CURLING (1811-1888)

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 645 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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THOMAS BLIZARD CURLING (1811-1888), British surgeon, was born in London in 1811. Through his uncle, Sir William Blizard, he became assistant-surgeon to the London hospital in 1833, becoming full surgeon in 1849. After filling other important posts in the College of Surgeons, he was appointed president in 1873. In 1843 he won the Jacksonian prize for his investigations on tetanus; and he became famous for his skill in treating diseases of the testes and rectum, his published works on which went through many editions. He died on the 4th of March 1888.
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