Paget, James, Sir, 1814-1899

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Birth 1814-01-11
Death 1899-12-30

Biographical notes:

British surgeon and physiologist.

From the description of Papers, 1880-1898. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31716044

English surgeon.

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Paris, 21 September 1872, to an unidentified recipient, 1872 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270674194

From the description of Autograph letter signed : 1 Harewood Place, Hanover Square [London], to Arthur Sullivan, 1884 June 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270125468

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to an unidentified woman, 1885 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270851149

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Regent's Park, to W.A. Knight, 1895 Mar. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270610801

Sir James Paget was a surgeon and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1854.

From the description of Correspondence, 1784-1932. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122440393

Sir James Paget, a surgeon, was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1854.

From the guide to the Sir James Paget correspondence, 1784-1932, 1784-1932, (American Philosophical Society)

Sir James Paget, surgeon and pathologist, was born at Great Yarmouth, England, on 11 Jan. 1814. He married Lydia North in 1844; they had six children. Paget died in London on 30 Dec. 1899.

In 1830, Paget was apprenticed to a surgeon, Charles Costerton. In 1834, he began his medical studies at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London and discovered trichina spiralis. He was admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1836 and became surgeon to the Finsbury dispensary in 1841. At St. Bartholomew's, Paget was demonstrator of morbid anatomy and lectured on physiology and surgery. He became assistant surgeon in 1847 and, from 1861 to 1871, surgeon at the hospital. In 1858, he became surgeon-extraordinary to the Queen. Paget became a baronet in 1871. He was president of the International Medical Congress in 1881.

From the description of Letters, 1846-1894 (bulk), 1846-1922 (span). (College of Physicians of Philadelphia). WorldCat record id: 122584546


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