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James Startin


Surgeon and skin specialist. Trained at St Bartholomew’s, London, and practised at the General Hospital and Town Infirmary, Birmingham, before going to France to study at the Hôpital Saint-Louis and Montpellier, specialising in skin diseases. Became the senior surgeon at the Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, Blackfriars; also established a private consultancy at 3 Savile Row, Piccadilly. Member, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1828; fellow, 1852.


Medical directory 1863, Plarr 1930.


Medical directory: The London medical directory … every physician, surgeon, and general practitioner resident in London. London: C. Mitchell. 1845. The London and provincial medical directory. London: John Churchill. 1848–60. The London & provincial medical directory, inclusive of the medical directory for Scotland, and the medical directory for Ireland, and general medical register. London: John Churchill. 1861–9. The medical directory … including the London and provincial medical directory, the medical directory for Scotland, the medical directory for Ireland. London: J. & A. Churchill. 1870–1905.

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.