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

Thomas Wakley

1795 - 1862

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

Reformer
and founder of
"The Lancet"
lived here

 
Erected 1962 by London County Council.
 
Location. 51° 31.106′ N, 0° 7.838′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Bedford Square just north of Adeline Place, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 35 Bedford Square, London Borough of Camden, England WC1B 3ES, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Hodgkin (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); Bedford College for Women (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (about 90 meters away); Ram Mohun Roy (about 90 meters away); Sir Harry Ricardo (about 150 meters away); Charles Kitterbell (about 150 meters away); Lord Eldon (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Wakley (Wikipedia). "Thomas Wakley (11 July 1795 – 16 May 1862) was an English surgeon. He gained fame as a social reformer who campaigned against incompetence, privilege
Thomas Wakley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
2. Thomas Wakley Marker
Both Thomas Wakley (top) and and Thomas Hodgkin (bottom) each get their own Blue Plaque at 35 Bedford Square.
and nepotism. He was the founding editor of The Lancet, a radical Member of Parliament (MP) and a celebrated coroner." (Submitted on January 10, 2018.) 

2. The Lancet (Wikipedia). 'The Lancet is a weekly peer-reviewed general medical journal. It is one of the world's oldest and best known general medical journals....The Lancet was founded in 1823 by Thomas Wakley, an English surgeon who named it after the surgical instrument called a lancet, as well as after the architectural term "lancet arch", a window with a sharp pointed arch, to indicate the "light of wisdom" or "to let in light".' (Submitted on January 10, 2018.) 
 
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Thomas Wakley Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 11, 2017
3. Thomas Wakley Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here under the scaffolding.
<i>Mr. Wakley, M.P. - Editor of the London Lancet</i> image. Click for full size.
Drawing from Unidentified Newspaper Clipping (courtesy of the New York Public Library), circa 1850
4. Mr. Wakley, M.P. - Editor of the London Lancet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 10, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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