Thomas Blizard Curling
Thomas Blizard Curling (1811 – 4 March 1888) was a British surgeon.
He was born in Tavistock Place, London in 1811, the son of civil sevant Daniel and Elizabeth (née Bllzard) Curling and educated at Manor House, Chiswick. Without a degree but through the influence of his surgeon uncle, Sir William Blizard, he became assistant-surgeon to the Royal London Hospital in 1833, becoming full surgeon in 1849. In 1843 he won the Jacksonian prize for his investigations on tetanus; and he became famous for his skill in treating diseases of the testes and rectum, his published works on which went through many editions.
He died in Cannes, France on the 4 March 1888.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press