Photocopies of papers of Thomas Mark Hovell about his training as a surgeon

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Photocopies of examination papers and certificates relating to Thomas Mark Hovell's training as a surgeon at the London Hospital including a number of testimonials of his conduct.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Mark Hovell was born in 1853. His father, Dennis de Berdt Hovell, was a General Practioner in Clapton. He qualified from the London Hospital in 1875 becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1880. He was a surgeon at the Hospital for Diseases of the Throat at Golden Square - the first specialist throat hospital in the country founded by Dr Morell Mackenzie in 1862 and assisted Mackenzie on his Diseases of the Throat and Nose published in 1880. He spent nearly a year in personal attendance with Emperor Frederick of Germany before the Emporer's death in June 1888. His efforts to minimise the suffering of his patient was recognised with Hovell being awarded the Second Class of the Order of the Crown.

Hovell returned to London and took-up the post of Lecturer on Diseases of the Throat at the London Hospital Medical College and consulting Surgeon to the Golden Suare Throat Hospital. He published Diseases of the Ear and Naso-pharynx and numerous articles in the British Medical Journal. He also had a lifelong interest in public health, publishing Rats and the Extermination of these Pests in 1924 to much acclaim. He died 30th June 1925.

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Custodial History

Donated in Mar 1965

Related Material

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Hospital for Diseases of the Throat, Golden Square at Royal Free Hospital Archives [GS]