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Carter, Robert Brudenell
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Apprenticed to a general practitioner. Educated at the London Hospital; qualified in 1851. Worked as an assistant to a practitioner in Leytonstone. Volunteered in the Crimean War as a staff surgeon in Turkey, and acted as a correspondent to The Times.
On his return from the war, moved from Putney to Fulham and to Nottingham, where he participated in founding the Nottingham Eye Infirmary, and began to specialise in ophthalmology. Moved to Stroud in 1862, had a partnership with George Samuel Gregory; participated in establishing the Gloucestershire Eye Institution.
Married aged 40 and moved to London. Worked for The Times and The Lancet. Surgeon to the Royal Eye Hospital, Southward, 1869-1877. Ophthalmic surgeon to St George's Hospital 1870; consulting surgeon 1983. Ophthalmic surgeon to the National Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy. Hunterian Professor, Orator, Lettsomian Lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons, president of the Medical Society of London. Represented the Apothecaries' Society on the General Medical Council. Sat on the first London County Council, and participated in establishing a committee to report on the Care of the Insane, but was not re-elected.
Published on hysteria and diseases of the nervous system; on medical education; on ophthalmology.
Married twice, to Helen Ann Beauchamp and to Rachel Elizabeth Hallpike. Had four sons. Died at home in Clapham Common 23 Oct 1918, aged 91. Buried at West Norwood Cemetery.
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