T.B. Horne MRCS [Obituary]

Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1877, Vol IX, p. 61.


Rev. W. Harpley

Prepared by Michael Steer

Thomas B Horne was admitted to Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) on Friday April 11th 1845. The MRCS is a postgraduate diploma for surgeons in the UK and Ireland. Obtaining this qualification allows a doctor to become a member of one of the four surgical colleges in the UK and Ireland, namely the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.  The article, from a copy of a rare and much sought-after journal can be downloaded from the Internet Archive. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.

T. B. HORNE, M.R.C.S., was one of the oldest members of the Association, having joined it on the occasion of its first annual meeting, held in Exeter in 1862. He regularly attended the meetings until failing health prevented his being present at them. So long as the state of his health permitted, he took an active share in the proceedings of the Torquay Natural History Society, of which he was elected a member in 1861. He subsequently served on the committee, and in 1863 filled the office of junior vice-president of that society. He died at his residence, Adwell, Torquay, on the 13th November, 1876, aged 57 years.