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University of Edinburgh
Thomas Copeland (1781-1855), FRS, FRCS
'London, Pubd. April 1836 by T.Mc.Lean 26 Haymarket [London].' 'Day & Haghe Lithrs. to the King.'
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Thomas Copeland attended the medical classes in Great Windmill Street and St Bartholomew's Hospital in London. In 1804 he was elected a member of the Royal College of Surgeons and was also appointed an assistant surgeon in the army in Spain. When he returned to England Copeland was made surgeon to the Westminster General Dispensary, and for many years he practised in London. In 1834 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society and three years later was appointed surgeon-extraordinary to Queen Victoria. Copeland published several works on medical issues, including: 'Diseases of the Rectum' (1810). It was his treatment of these diseases which formed the basis of his reputation and led him to be considered the founder of rectum surgery.
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Copeland, Thomas (1781-1855)
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'Athenaeum Portraits No 26.'
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lang=x-default Thomas Copeland portrait engraving.
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