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№ 29


12 December 2017

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LONDON, Aldersgate, Aldersgate School of Medicine, silver award medals by T. Halliday (2), both Session 1842-3, legend (…Presented by Mr Holthouse; …Practice of Surgery), revs. wreath, named (1st Prize in Practical Anatomy Awarded to Mr S. Bowden, Plymouth…; Presented by F.C. Skey, Esq, F.R.S., to Mr S. Bowden, Plymouth), both 51mm, 45.38g, 45.67g [2]. About extremely fine, toned £80-100

Aldersgate School of Medicine was a private medical school established in 1825 and, for a while, it rivalled the similar school at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The latter got the upper hand and Aldersgate School closed in 1849. Carsten Holthouse (1810-1901) ran the Public Dispensary in Lincoln’s Inn. Frederick Carpenter Skey, CB (1798-1872) was President of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society. The recipient, Stephen Bowden, FRCS (1822-96), b. Plymouth, joined the Royal Navy as an assistant surgeon in March 1845, advancing to Surgeon in September 1854 and Fleet Surgeon in 1867. In later life he lived at Alma place, North Shields