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Sir Thomas Longmore

(1816-1895), Surgeon general

Sitter in 2 portraits

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'Leaders in Medicine & Surgery', by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company - NPG x197426

'Leaders in Medicine & Surgery'

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
carbon cabinet card, early-mid 1870s
NPG x197426

Sir Thomas Longmore, by Charles John Tomkins, after  Sir George Reid - NPG D37432

Sir Thomas Longmore

by Charles John Tomkins, after Sir George Reid
mezzotint, late 19th century
NPG D37432

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Juliet Drake

05 June 2018, 13:38

There is a link to a biography of Sir Thomas Longmore with more information here - .
He was present at the signing of the Geneva conventions on more than one occasion.

Juliet Drake

04 June 2018, 18:17

Sir Thomas Longmore, born 10th October 1816, died 30th September 1895, was the son of naval doctor Thomas Longmore and his wife Maria Elcum. He was a military doctor (19th Foot Regiment) in the Crimea during the war of 1853-1856. He later went on to become Inspector General of the British Army and Surgeon General, and ran the military hospital at Netley near Southampton. He wrote many booklets on medical subjects including ophthalmology, battlefield ambulances and the treatment of gunshot wounds. He married 11th February 1862 Mary Rosalie Helen Moorsom, daughter of Captain William Scarth Moorsom who was an army officer and an engineer. Sir Thomas Longmore was Knighted Order Of The Bath in 1867.

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