Sir James Paget 1814-1899

Sir James Paget was born on Tuesday, January 11, 1814 in Great Yarmouth. Even though he came from a fairly wealthy family, the time were harsh and he was one of only eight children of eighteen to make it into adulthood.

James Paget graduated from the College of Surgeons in 1836, becoming a member of the Royal College of Surgeons the same year. During the years 1837 to 1843 he was curator of the College of Surgeons Anatomy Museum, a post in which he was responsible for procuring bodies and performing dissections.278

He is another of the St Bartholomew's brilliant surgeons and lecturers. He is described by some as the father of pathology and is responsible for describing several conditions that bear his name. He is also one of the founding fathers of the Royal College of Surgeons.




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