Frost, William Adams

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Frost, William Adams

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1853-1935

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Born in Notting Hill, London on 10th March 1853 to Charles Maynard Frost, FRCS. He was educated at Kensington Grammar School and entered St George's Hospital in 1872, where he was prizeman in 1874.

Frost served as House Surgeon at the North Staffordshire Infirmary, and then returned to St George's Hospital, where he was house surgeon and demonstrator of anatomy. Having decided to practice as an opthalmic surgeon he became a clinical assistant at Moorfields Hospital, and opthalmic registrar at St George's Hospital. In 1881 he was elected assistant opthalmic surgeon to the Hospital, and was surgeon from 1892 until his retirement in 1906. He was the first opthalmic surgeon at the Victoria Hospital for Children in Tite Street, Chelsea from 1887 to 1890. He won the Middlemore prize of the British Medical Association in 1882 and again in 1886, was honorary librarian of the Opthalmological Society, and was lecturer on opthalmic surgery at St George's Hospital. On his retirement he was made consulting opthalmic surgeon to St George's Hospital and to the Royal Westminster Opthalmic Hospital.

Frost married Minnie D. Anderson in 1881, they had no children. He died on the 25th October 1935 at Lansdowne Crescent, London.

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