Thomas Radford

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Dr Thomas Radford (1793-1881) was a doctor in Manchester. He was an important figure in the development of Saint Mary's Hospital, Manchester.

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Radford was born in Hulme Fields and was apprenticed to his uncle, William Wood, at the Manchester Lying-in Charity in 1810. He joined the hospital in 1818 as a man-midwife; from 1834 he was house surgeon extraordinary; from 1841 until his death in 1881 he was the consulting physician, and from 1874 also chairman of the board of management. [1] He was an early advocate of Caesarean section.

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He gave his medical library and collection to the hospital in 1853, with £1,000, interest on which was devoted to its upkeep. He also donated £2,670 to pay for a medical officer to attend the sick poor of Hulme Fields. He was drawn around Manchester in a yellow chariot with two good horses. [2] The Radford Library from Saint Mary's Hospital (early obstetrical and gynaecological literature) [3] was donated to the Manchester Medical Society's library in 1927; the medical library amalgamated with the library of the university in 1930.

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References

  1. --The Book of Manchester and Salford; for the British Medical Association. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons, 1929; pp. 120–21
  2. Leach, Penny (1990). St Mary's Hospital Manchester 1790-1990. Manchester.
  3. The Book of Manchester and Salford; for the British Medical Association. Manchester: George Falkner & Sons, 1929; pp. 229–232