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William Bowman (1816- 1892)English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist was born at Nantwich, Cheshire. After five years at Birmingham General Hospital, in 1837 he moved to Kings College Hospital, London. In the early 1840s he published papers on the structure and function of the kidneys. In 1846 he joined Moorfields Ophthalmic Hospital, London, and became an authority on the eye and the leading ophthalmic surgeon. Fellow of the Royal Society, 1841. First president of the Ophthalmological Society, 1880. Created Baron, 1884. From 'Men of Mark'. (London, 1880).

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William Bowman (1816- 1892)English anatomist, surgeon and ophthalmologist was born at Nantwich, Cheshire.  After five years at Birmingham General Hospital, in 1837 he moved to Kings College Hospital, London.  In the early 1840s he published papers on the structure and function of the kidneys.  In 1846 he joined Moorfields Ophthalmic Hospital, London, and became an authority on the eye and the leading ophthalmic surgeon. Fellow of the Royal Society, 1841. First president of the Ophthalmological Society, 1880. Created Baron, 1884.  From 'Men of Mark'. (London, 1880).