Edmund Owen

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Edmund Owen
Born(1847-04-07)7 April 1847
Died23 July 1915(1915-07-23) (aged 68)

Edmund Blackett Owen, FRCS (1847–1915) was an English surgeon.[1]


He was the third son of a practicing doctor of Finchingfield, Essex and educated in nearby Bishops Stortford.

After studying medicine at St Mary's Hospital, London, Owen was appointed Resident Medical Officer and Demonstrator of Anatomy at St Mary's in 1868 and Lecturer of Anatomy in 1876. He was made M.R.C.S. in 1868 and F.R.C.S. in 1876. He also studied medicine in Paris and was made Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.[2] For many years he was a surgeon at both St Mary's Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.

He was elected President of the Harveian Society in 1887 and President of the Medical Society of London in 1898.[3]



Owen was married in 1882 and his wife died in 1906. Upon his own death in 1915 he was survived by four daughters.[3]


  • The surgical diseases of children. 1885.
  • A manual of surgery for senior students. 1890.
  • Cleft-palate and hare-lip. 1904.
  • Appendicitis: a plea for immediate operation. 1914.


  1. ^ a b c d "Owen, Edmund". Who's Who: 1599. 1914.
  2. ^ "Obituary. Edmund Owen". British Medical Journal. 2 (2848): 200–203. 31 July 1915.
  3. ^ a b c d "Owen, Edmund Blackett (1847 - 1915) – Biographical entry – Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online]". Royal College of Surgeons. Retrieved 16 July 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "No. 27172". The London Gazette. 9 March 1900. p. 1628.

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