Blizard, Thomas (DNB00)

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BLIZARD, THOMAS (1772–1838), surgeon, became a pupil of his uncle, Sir William Blizard [q. v.], and attained great skill as an operating surgeon. Haying early become surgeon to the London Hospital, and gained a large and profitable city practice, he was able to retire on his fortune at the age of forty-six. He was notable both for his knowledge of anatomy and for his invention of a special knife for lithotomy. He died 7 May 1838. He was the author of a 'Description of an Extra-Uterine Fœtus' (Trans. Royal Soc. vol, v.), and of a 'Case of Intussusception of the Bowels' (Trans. Medico-Chir. Soc. vol. i.)

[Gent. Mag. 1838.]

G. T. B.