Victorian Pine Surgeon's Box - John Woodman 1837-1903
Victorian Pine Surgeon's Box - John Woodman 1837-1903
Victorian Pine Surgeon's Box - John Woodman 1837-1903
Victorian Pine Surgeon's Box - John Woodman 1837-1903

Victorian Pine Surgeon's Box - John Woodman 1837-1903

Regular price
£38.00
Sale price
£38.00
Unit price
per 

This delightful, Victorian pine, surgeon's box is steeped in history thanks to the label inside that declares its provenance as having been owned by John Woodman of Exeter (1837-1903).  His bio is below.
 
The box itself has a part-hinged top and a drop down front.  Inside is the original baize lining upon which is the John Woodman's label.
 
Width 38cm; depth 22cm; Height 8cm.
 
All measurements are approximate.
 
John Woodman Bio
Date of Birth: 1837
Place of Birth: Exeter
Date of Death: 28 June 1903
Place of Death: Exeter
Occupation: General Surgeon
MRCS, FRCS, LM LSA, MD St Andrews
 

Born at Exeter of an old Exeter family; his father had practised in that city for many years. At the age of 15 Woodman was sent out to a relative on a ranch in Australia, and he later recorded his experiences in Chips by an Old Chum; or, Australia in the Fifties (1893). On the outbreak of the Crimean War he joined the Turks and served through the campaign, but did not publish further experiences.

After that he entered Guy's Hospital, and, qualifying in 1860, was Obstetric Resident at the Hospital. He then settled in practice in Exeter, was Surgeon to the Dispensary, to the Exeter Diocesan Training College, and also Medical Officer of Health and to the Workhouse. He was one of the originators of the City Sanatorium, and Surgeon to the South-Western Railway Company. He advocated the septic tank method of dealing with the sewage. He was a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Public Health, a Fellow of the Incorporated Society of Medical Officers of Health, Medical Referee for the Workmen's Compensation Act, and Visitor under the Lunacy Act. At one time he was President of the Devon and Exeter Medico-Chirurgical Society, Vice-President of the Branch of the British Medical Association; for some years he was Churchwarden to St Sidwell's Church.

He died at 2 Chichester Place, East Southernhay, Exeter, on June 28th, 1903. He was survived by his widow.

Source: Royal College of Surgeons of England