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Sir James Paget: Surgeon Extraordinary and His Legacies Hugh Sturzaker

Sir James Paget: Surgeon Extraordinary and His Legacies

Hugh Sturzaker

Published December 16th 2013
ISBN : 9781910162255
Paperback
234 pages
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 About the Book 

James Paget was born on 11 January 1814 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk which was then a prosperous Georgian town with a flourishing port. When James was in his early teens his fathers businesses were in financial difficulties and this led to JamesMoreJames Paget was born on 11 January 1814 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk which was then a prosperous Georgian town with a flourishing port. When James was in his early teens his fathers businesses were in financial difficulties and this led to James struggling with severe poverty for very many years. As a medical student at St. Bartholomews Hospital he won all the prizes but due to lack of money he was unable to train as a surgeon. Instead, he studied and taught pathology and physiology, became the first warden of the medical college and catalogued all the specimens in the museums at St. Bartholomews and at the Royal College of Surgeons.Eventually he was appointed assistant surgeon to St. Bartholomews and later became the leading surgeon of his day. He was a great educator, a popular lecturer, a fine orator, a writer of 200 books and scientific papers and described ten conditions which had not been appreciated before.This book traces the life of Sir James and sets the scene by first describing the development of Great Yarmouth. It records his many achievements and legacies and discusses the reasons for his many achievements. He lived up to his motto: work itself is a pleasure.