Tom Jones was born in Carmarthenshire, and studied medicine at the Northern Hospital, Liverpool and Guy's hospital, London, qualifying in 1872 with the MB of the University of London. He was made FRCS in 1875. Jones was a house surgeon and pathological registrar at MRI and a surgeon at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital He was elected to the honorary staff of the MRI in 1879. In 1890 he was elected to the chair of surgery at Owens College. Jones had a good reputation as a lecturer, although his main published work Diseases of the bone did not gain the recognition that some believed it deserved. In 1900 Jones led a Welsh Hospital to South Africa established to deal with casualties of the South African War. However within three months of arriving, Jones caught enteric fever and died in June 1900. To honour his memory, his Manchester colleagues raised £1000 for a bronze medallion portrait, a brass tablet (which was placed in the Medical School) and the endowment of the Tom Jones Exhibition in Anatomy.
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