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Darwin Correspondence Project

Richard Frean


Physician and surgeon. Trained at the Middlesex Hospital, London; governor’s prizeman in clinical surgery and medicine, 1871. Resident obstetrical assistant at the Middlesex Hospital. Practised in Plymouth, 1872. Emigrated to Australia, where he became surgeon at Hay Hospital, New South Wales, 1874–6. Resident medical officer, Sydney Infirmary, from 1877.


Australia, Death index, 1787–1985 (, accessed 13 October 2015)

BMD (Birth index)

Medical directory


BMD: General Register Office, England and Wales civil registration indexes. England & Wales birth index, 1837–1983. England and Wales marriage index, 1837–1983. England and Wales death index, 1837–1983. Online database. Provo, Utah: The Generations Network. 2006.

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.