[ Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. ] Printed Certiicate of Enrollment of Frederick Lewis Clementson, signed by President, John Goldwyer Andrews, Vice-Presidents Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie and Samuel Cooper and the seven members of the C

Royal College of Surgeons of England, London [ Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie; Sir William Lawrence; Honoratus Leigh Thomas; Samuel Cooper; John Goldwyer Andrews; George James Guthrie ]
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The Royal College of Surgeons of England, London. Certificate dated 6 May 1844.
SKU: 20457

The certificate is grandly printed in grey and black on one side of a 54 x 37.5 cm piece of thick wove paper, with the College's engraved coat of arms at the head. It is in fair condition, aged and worn, with some discolouration to the blank reverse. It carries two embossed stamps and the statutory government tax stamp. It is signed by the President 'John Goldwyer Andrews' [(1782-1849), Senior Surgeon, London Hospital]; the two Vice-Presidents 'B C Brodie' [Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie (1783-1862), anatomist] and 'Saml Cooper' [Samuel Cooper (1781-1848)], general surgeon known as 'the surgical Johnson'], and by seven other notable surgeons of the period: 'Hon Leigh Thomas' [Honoratus Leigh Thomas (1769-1846), general surgeon], 'John P. Vincent' [John Painter Vincent (1776-1852), general surgeon], 'Geo: Jas. Guthrie' [George James Guthrie (1785-1856), military and ophthalmic surgeon], 'Anthony White' [(1782-1849)], 'Wm. Lawrence.' [Sir William Lawrence (1783-1867), anatomist, medical lecturer and ophthalmic surgeon], 'Benj. Travers' [Benjamin Travers (1783-1858), general surgeon]. The other signatories are the new member 'Fredk. Lewis Clementson' [Frederick Lewis Clementson (1821-1903)] and the College's Secretary for fifty years 'Edm. Belfour' [Edmund Belfour (1790-1865)]. The text reads: 'Know all Men by these Presents | That We, The Court of Examiners of The Royal College of Surgeons of England, have deliberately examined Mr. [Frederick Lewis Clementson] and have found him to be fit, and capable to exercise the Art and Science of Surgery. | We, therefore, admit him a Member of the College. | In Witness whereof, We have subscribed our Names; and have caused the Common Seal of the College to be affixed hereunto. | Dated the [Sixth] Day of [May] in the Year of our Lord, One Thousand Eight Hundred and [Forty Four]'.