Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Grosvenor, John

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GROSVENOR, JOHN (1742–1823), surgeon, born at Oxford in 1742, son of Stephen Grosvenor, sub-treasurer of Christ Church, received a medical education at Worcester and the London hospitals. He became anatomical surgeon on Dr. Lee's foundation at Christ Church, and was long the most noted practical surgeon in Oxford. He was admitted to the privileges of the university 24 Feb. 1768. He was specially successful in his treatment of stiff and diseased joints by friction. In 1795, on the death of William Jackson, the university printer, he became chief proprietor and editor of the 'Oxford Journal.' He died on 30 June 1823.

[Gent. Mag. 1823, xciii, pt. ii. 276; Cleoburey's Account of Grosvenor's System of Friction, 3rd ed., with Memoir, Oxford. 1825.]

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