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Thomas Fitzpatrick

Thomas Fitzpatrick, born 1832 in Virginia, County Cavan, Ireland, became a prominent London physician and member of the Royal College of Physicians.

Background

  • He was the son of James and Elizabeth (née Lawler) Fitzpatrick and born in the Headfort Arms Hotel, Virginia where his parents were the proprietors.

  • Education

    • From a privileged upbringing Thomas was educated at St. Patrick's, Carlow College, a school well noted for turning out many fine Catholic theologians. However his university education at Trinity College, Dublin enabled him to distinguish himself in medicine where he qualified with a BA in 1853, MA in 1854, MB and MD by 1856.

    Career

    • Thomas Fitzpatrick practiced as a doctor in the Co. Cavan village of Mullagh before entering service during 1856 with the British East India Company as an assistant surgeon, an experience which was to leave a lasting impression on him, through his future attitudes towards primitive medicine, magic and religion.

      Thomas Fitzpatrick took up a position with St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London and in 1868 he became a member of the Royal College of Physicians. He took up a private practice near Hyde Park, London.

    Connections

    • He was married to Agnes Letitia (née Robinson) in May 1865.
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    Died May 31, 1900
    (aged 77)
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