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William Henry Stone

1830–91

Surgeon and musician. BA, Oxford, 1852. FRCS 1856. Studied at St Thomas’s Hospital, London, and in Paris. Medical registrar, St Thomas’s. Inspector to the Board of Health and superintendent of vaccination, Trinidad, until 1861. Assistant physician, St Thomas’s, and lecturer in materia medica and physics at the School, 1870; full physician from a year or two later until his retirement in 1890. Member of the amateur musical society the Wandering Minstrels; played in concerts and improved the double bassoon; invented a bassoon that played lower notes than had hitherto been played in orchestras. Lectured and wrote on acoustics.

Source

Plarr 1930

Bibliography

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.

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