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Wormald, Thomas (1802-1873)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0248
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Wormald, Thomas (1802-1873)
Date(s): 1818-c1867
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Wormald | Thomas | 1802-1873 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Wormald was born in Pentonville, in 1802. He was educated at Batley Grammar School in Yorkshire, and afterwards by the Rev W Heald, Vicar of Bristol. He was apprenticed to John Abernethy in 1818. He visited schools in Paris and saw the surgical practice of Dupuytren, Roux, Larrey, Cloquet, Cruveithier, and Velpeau. He became House Surgeon to William Lawrence in 1824. He became Demonstrator of Anatomy in 1826, and held the post for fifteen years. He was elected Assistant Surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1838, and spent the next 23 years teaching in the out-patient department. He became full Surgeon in 1861, and was obliged to resign under the age rule in 1867, when he was elected Consulting Surgeon. He was Consulting Surgeon to the Foundling Hospital from 1843-1864, where his kindness to the children was so highly appreciated that he received the special thanks of the Court of Management and was complimented by being elected a Governor. At the Royal College of Surgeons he was a Member of Council from 1840-1867; Hunterian Orator in 1857; a Member of the Court of Examiners from1858-1868; Chairman of the Midwifery Board in 1864; Vice-President in 1863 and 1864; and was elected President in 1865. He died in 1873.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Thomas Wormald, 1818-c 1867, comprising a certificate for apprenticeship to John Abernethy, and autobiographical notes, 1818-c 1867; and letters from Sir Richard Owen, 1856-1859.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The provenance of this material is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Sir Richard Owen. (MS0025)

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 2, MACE-YOU, p 548 (1930).

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Sep 2008

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