Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Stedman, Frederic Osmund (1894-1917+)

updated August 28, 2013

Frederic Osmund Stedman
b. December 31, 1862, Tiverton, Devonshire, England – d. February 2, 1927, Weybridge, Surrey. LSA (Lond.) December 23, 1884; MRCS (Eng.) April 30, 1885; BS December 21, 1887, MD December 19, 1888 (Lond.). Charing Cross Hospital, London, house surgeon; house physician; surgeon registrar. House physician, National Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy, London. Clinical assistant, Moorefield's Eye Hospital, London. Hong Kong nlt.1894. Registered to practice Hong Kong May 5, 1894. Private practitioner 1894-1917+, founder, Drs. Stedman, Reinnie and Harston, address: Alexandra Building. Supernumerary Surgeon-Lieutenant, HKVDC December 2, 1896. Council, HKBMA 1907-08. Member and secretary, Medical Board December 7, 1908 -1914. Member, Committee of Inquiry into the Adequacy of the Staff of the Medical Department of the Colony 1901. Dental Board 1914-17 [1]. JP (unofficial). Publication: Three Cases Treated by the "X" Rays, British Medical Journal, December 19, 1903. Club: Hong Kong Club. Residence: #6 Queen's Gardens 1894.

s/o Arthur Stedman, surgeon, MRCS, England. Siblings: Savignac Bell Stedman, MD, practiced in Ceylon, died there at the age of 64.

m. Lillian Mabel Lemesurier 1899.

[Stedman was related to Elizabeth Stedman, wife of Thomas Boswell Watson, M.D., who went to Macau in ca.1845 to start up a private practice, and whose family would later founded Watson’s, The Chemist]

[1] Inaugural members of the Dental Board July 17, 1914: John Taylor Connell Johnson (PCMO, ex-official, chairman), George Ernest Aubrey, Frederic Osmund Stedman, Frederick Hoard Kew, Joseph Whittlesey Noble.

Selected bibliography: The Hong Kong Government Gazette, May 5, 1894, Notice #169; January 18, 1909, Appt. #29; December 8, 1911, Appt. #378; July 17, 1914, Appt. #263.


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