• Title
    Blizard, Sir William (1743-1835)
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  • Scope and Content
    The collection contains a volume of lecture notes and a file of letters and manuscript material.
  • Extent
    1 volume and 1 file
  • Physical description
    The volume of lecture notes is fragile. The front cover has become detached.
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  • Conditions governing access
    By appointment only. See College website for contact details of the Archives.
  • Conditions governing reproduction
    No photocopying permitted
  • Related objects

    Royal College of Surgeons of England, See Blizard letter - Accession Add Mss 436; See Russell, Raymond MS0174 - Notes for biography of William Blizard; Hunterian Museum collection, pathological memoranda - notes on case of Arsee aneurism. 275.h.2 (16).
  • Admin./ biographical history
    Sir William Blizard was born at Barn Elms, Surrey in 1743, the fourth son of William Blizard, an autioneer. He was apprenticed to a surgeon at Mortlake, and studied at the London Hospital. He attended the lectures of Sir Percival Pott at St Bartholomew's Hospital. He was appointed surgeon to the London Hospital in 1780 and in 1785 founded the London Hospital Medical School together with Dr MacLaurin. Blizard lectured at the Medical School on Anatomy, Physiology and Surgery, and gave much time in the improvement of the London Hospital. He attached much importance to the observance of ceremony, for which he was often mocked. Blizard was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1787, and was Master of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1814, and President in 1822. Blizard had a considerable practice, and attended Batson's Coffee House in Cornhill to await consultations. He died at the age of 92 on the 27th August 1836, and was buried at Brixton Church. [Source: Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 5, 1886.]
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