Costello, William Birmingham (DNB00)

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COSTELLO, WILLIAM BIRMINGHAM, M.D. (1800–1867), surgeon, was born near Dublin, received his education in that city, and established himself in London about 1832 as a consulting surgeon. Subsequently he became medical superintendent of Wyke House Asylum, near Isleworth. The latter part of his life was spent in Paris, where he devoted himself chiefly to literature, and where he died on 15 Aug. 1867.

He edited the ‘Cyclopædia of Practical Surgery, including a copious bibliography,’ of which twelve parts were published at London, 1841–3, 8vo; and was author of numerous contributions to medical science.

[Lancet, 31 Aug. 1867, p. 282; Gent. Mag. ccxxiii. 540.]

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