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From: Glenys Rasmussen <>
Subject: [SRY] Edward Thomas LEWIN - Chemist/Surgeon
Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2007 19:32:47 -0600
Thanks to all who have responded to my original question of what a
chemist was and did during the 19th century. It appears that it was
mostly part of the medical field, whether regulated or loosely fitted.
Therefore, further to my original request may I add the next question:
Edward Thomas LEWIN, born 21 Nov 1838 at Kennington, Surrey, migrated
with his parents to Sydney in 1845. He returned to England in
approximately 1862 where he was a medical assistant. He is found in the
1871 census of Lambeth as such, but had already served aboard several
sailing vessels as a surgeon/doctor/chemist between London and Sydney.
His father and grandparents were residents of St. Giles Camberwell
before migration and death (in the case of grandparents), so he may have
stayed with relatives in that area while being educated. My question,
if he received formal education in his medical field, where would be the
most likely place of attendance? Oh, and another question: was such
education required for one who called himself a chemist,
doctor/surgeon? Someone had to train him - could it be another relative
in the same field, or did it have to be a proper medical institution/school?
Thanks again for any help with this.
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