Salmon, Frederick

BORN 11 Apr 1796, Bath, Somerset - DIED 3 Jan 1868, Droitwich, Worcestershire (near)
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (076/RS (20721))

Frederick Salomon's father was an attorney. After a medical apprenticeship he studied at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, where he developed an interest in rectal disease. In 1835 he founded a specialist charity hospital in Aldersgate, London that served the poor. It moved to a larger location, but demand incrased and in 1851 a new site on City Road was used to build a new hospital. This was St Mark’s Hospital for Fistula and other Diseases of the Rectum and it was opened on 25 April 1853. Salmon worked there until his retirement in 1859. When he retired he had operated more than 3,500 times without a fatal result.


The grave of Frederick Salmon at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (02 Aug 2019)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
British Surgeon Frederick Salmon (1796-1868) and His "Trans-Fixing Pins and Excision" Surgical Procedure for the "Rectum Prolapsus" - PubMed

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Published: 13 Jan 2022
Last update: 01 Oct 2023