Administrative / Biographical History

LRCP 1886; MRCS 1887; LSSc Durham 1891.

Tattershall was for many years medical officer of health for Salford. He was born in Salford [?1860s] and studied medicine at Owens College. After qualifying, he went into general practice in Patricroft, near Salford and was soon afterwards appointed district medical officer to the Barton Union. In 1884 Tattershall was appointed deputy medical officer for Eccles and three years later became medical officer on the resignation of Dr Carrington. He was medical officer in Oldham during a severe epidemic of small-pox, before returning to Salford in 1897 as medical officer of health. During his time at Salford, Tattershall did important work for the sanitary situation, including the use of water closets and the ventilation of back-to-back houses. He came to public notice during the outbreak of arsenical poisoning from beer. Tattershall was also lecturer on public health at Owens College and examiner in public health for the Victoria University. After his retirement he was made honorary consulting medical officer of health to Salfrod. He was a fellow of the Society of Medical Officers of Health and of the Royal Sanitary Institute. Tattershall died suddenly on 11 November 1935.

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See also MMC/1/TattershallC.