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Help and advice for Tormoham: Samuel Grose, M.D., F.R.C.S. (1920)

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Samuel Grose, M.D., F.R.C.S.

Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 11:2, (1920) p. 49, plates: port.


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SAMUEL GROSE, M.D., F.R.C.S., Staff-Surgeon (retired) R.N. dies 13th September, 1919 at Bishopsteignton. Born at Great Torrington, Devonshire in 1837, Dr Grose studied at St Thomas's Hospital, and entered the Royal Navy in 1862. Retiring through ill-health with the rank of Staff-Surgeon in 1874, he practised in Melksham, Wilts., joining the Wiltshire Archaeological Society.

In 1895, on his removal to Torquay, he became a member of the Torquay Natural History Society, where he was frequently heard on the lecture platform and at the monthly meetings of the Society. Elected to the Committee of Management, he resigned on removal to Bishopsteignton in 1902. A member if the Devonshire Association from 1896, his kind, humorous nature and keen interest in botany, geology and archaeology made him also a welcome of the Teign Naturalists' Field Club, from whose meetings doring the past year he has been much missed.