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 great 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. A stress ulcer resulting from burns is called a Curling's ulcer after him.
He died in Cannes, France on 4 March 1888.
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