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James Dixon


Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. One of the original fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons. Assistant surgeon, St Thomas’s Hospital, London, 1847–51. Consulting surgeon to the Royal Ophthalmic Hospital. As a leading ophthalmic surgeon, he also had a large private practice until his retirement in 1870.


Modern English biography

Plarr 1930


Modern English biography: Modern English biography, containing many thousand concise memoirs of persons who have died since the year 1850. By Frederick Boase. 3 vols. and supplement (3 vols.). Truro, Cornwall: the author. 1892–1921.

Plarr, Victor Gustave. 1930. Plarr’s lives of the fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Revised by Sir D’Arcy Power. 2 vols. London: Simpkin Marshall.