John Marshall (surgeon)

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John Marshall
Portrait of John Marshall by Alphonse Legros
Portrait of John Marshall by Alphonse Legros
Born(1818-09-11)11 September 1818
Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Died1 January 1891(1891-01-01) (aged 72)
Belle Vue House, Chelsea, London, England
Cause of deathprobably bronchopneumonia
Resting placeEly public cemetery
52°24′14″N 0°16′24″E / 52.4038°N 0.2732°E / 52.4038; 0.2732
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipUnited Kingdom
Alma materUniversity College London
OccupationSurgeon, teacher of anatomy
Known for
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Spouse(s)Ellen Rogers (1854–1891)
ChildrenTwo sons, two daughters
Signature
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John Marshall FRS FRCS (11 September 1818 – 1 January 1891) was an English surgeon and teacher of anatomy.

Early life and education[edit]

John Marshall was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire. He was the second son and third child of the solicitor William Marshall (1776–1842) and Ann Cropley (c.1793–1861), his second wife.

Career[edit]

Regarding Marshall's skills as a teacher and lecturer, the opinions of his former students appear to have diverged. One of them, Sir Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, described him as "a good surgeon of the old school"[1] and as "a good friend" for whom he had "great respect and liking" but also as an "uninspiring teacher" whose lectures were "desperately dull".[2] However, another former student, Sir John Tweedy, strongly disagreed with Schafer and described Marshall's lectures as "informative and thought-awakening" and Marshall himself as "a cultured, critical and scientific surgeon, ever ready to try new paths and explore avenues of fresh knowledge".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sharpey-Schafer EA (10 November 1923). "Victor Horsley Lecture: The Late Prof. John Marshall, F.R.S.". The Lancet. 202 (5228): 1058. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(00)55686-4.
  2. ^ Sharpey-Schafer EA (27 October 1923). "The First Victor Horsley Memorial Lecture on the Relations of Surgery and Physiology". The Lancet. 202 (5226): 915–922. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(01)07666-8.
  3. ^ Tweedy J (3 November 1923). "Victor Horsley Lecture: The Late Prof. John Marshall, F.R.S.". The Lancet. 202 (5227): 1007–1008. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(01)29080-1.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard Owen
Fullerian Professor of Physiology
1862–1865
Succeeded by
Thomas Henry Huxley