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1953/2 Hugh J Taggart FRCS

Portrait bust


Exhibited Royal Academy Summer

Exhibition 1953 Catalogue No. 1320

Hugh Joseph Taggart (1893-1969) was an Ophthalmic Surgeon.  He became surgeon to the Western

Ophthalmic Hospital, and Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth, and to the

Chelsea Hospital Group.  He was particularly interested in squints and ptosis (drooping of the upper

eyelid). The warmth of his personality distinguished him among his contemporaries, and was an

inspiration to his juniors, and deeply appreciated by his patients.  His hobby was collecting musical


Biographical information: Lives of The Fellows of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Volume 5 Page 356

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