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From: "Brian Cave" <>
Subject: Re: [DEV] UNIVERSITY HELP?
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2002 00:33:16 -0000
I'm not really competent to answer your questions, but as nobody else seems
to have come to your aid I'll have a go.
Firstly the doctor's postnominal initials:
M.B = Bachelor of Medicine (gained in London in 1897)
M.R.C.S. = Member of the Royal College of Surgeons
L.R.C.P. = Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians
D.P.H.R.C.P.S. is one I can't crack - perhaps something like Diploma in
Public Health from the Royal College of ..... I don't know it's a tough
As far as I am aware medical doctors don't go to conventional universities -
they attend medical schools attached to universities or major hospitals,
therefore I imagine he obtained his M.B. at University College Hospital
His career seems to have been:
After graduating he went overseas and started as the Government Medical
Officer in Chile later becoming Surgeon to the Nitrate Railway Company in
Iquique, which is on the coast, right at the northern end of the country,
where he became the Inspector of Sanitation Services before returning home
to London to take up the position of Assistant Medical Officer Westminster
Hospital, which I assume was a mental hospital as there is mention of the
Metropolitan Asylum Board. Finally he became the Resident Medical Officer in
Nottingham City Hospital.
I don't know if any of this is a help at all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Vic" <>
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2002 4:45 PM
Subject: [DEV] UNIVERSITY HELP?
> Dear Devon listers, I need some help ascertaining which University may
> have alumni information regarding a new find. Thomas O'Neill ROE a
> British Subject born in Peru was found on the 1881 Census living in
> Plymouth. His father died in 1882 and I have subsequently found him on
> the 1901 Census living in Fulham occupation Surgeon & Physician. I have
> now the Medical Directory and Register information that has provided his
> credentials and address information and career details. Can anyone
> advise which University he would have attended from the information
> below? I would be grateful for a lead in the right direction on this.
> Best regards
> Jane, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
> Thomas O'Neill Roe
> Registered on the Medical Register 1896
> M.B. London 1897
> M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. London 1896
> D.P.H.R.C.P.S. England 1900
> 1897-98 University College Hospital, London
> 1899 missing
> 1900-1903 Seagrove Rd., Fulham, London, S.W.
> 1904-1907 Iquique, Chile, S. America
> Last entry in the Medical Register is for 1907, therefore he probably
> died in 1908
> Surg. Nitrate Ry. Co. Iquique; late Med. Off. Special Plague Duty Govt.
> of Chili; Insp. Sanit. Service Iquique; Assist. Med. Off. West Hosp.
> Lond. ( Metrop. Asyl. Bd.), and Res. Med.Off. City Hosp. Nottingham
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