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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

James Robinson

1813 - 1862

 
 
James Robinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
1. James Robinson Marker
Inscription.

Pioneer of Anaesthesia
and Dentistry
lived and worked
here

 
Erected 1991 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 31.213′ N, 0° 7.796′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Gower Street just south of Store Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 Gower Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1E 6DP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lady Ottoline Morrell (a few steps from this marker); Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Aickman (within shouting distance of this marker); Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Cavendish (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Harry Ricardo (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Eldon (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (about 120 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .  James Robinson (1813-1862) (Anaesthesia Heritage Center). "Born in Southampton of a naval family,
James Robinson Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. James Robinson Marker - Wide View
The James Robinson marker is visible on the left, while the marker for Lady Ottoline Morrell is visible on the right.
Robinson studied in Guy’s Hospital and London University before setting up a dental practice in Gower Street. At the request of his neighbour, Dr Francis Boott, he was the first person to administer ether for general anaesthesia in England. Having made his own vaporizer, on 19th December 1846, Robinson used it before extracting a molar tooth from a young woman in Boott’s study...." (Submitted on January 4, 2018.) 
 
Additional keywords. Bloomsbury
 
Categories. Science & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 4, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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