Claudius Amyand (surgeon)

Claudius Amyand
Claudius Amyand (c. 1660 – 6 July 1740) was a French born surgeon who performed the first recorded successful appendectomy.wikipedia
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Serjeant Surgeon

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He became a surgeon, served with the army during the War of the Spanish Succession, and was appointed Serjeant Surgeon to George I in 1715.
Claudius Amyand 1715-1740

Appendectomy

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Claudius Amyand (c. 1660 – 6 July 1740) was a French born surgeon who performed the first recorded successful appendectomy.
The first recorded successful appendectomy was on December 6, 1735, at St. George's Hospital in London, when French surgeon Claudius Amyand described the presence of a perforated appendix within the inguinal hernial sac of an 11-year-old boy.

Claudius Amyand (MP)

Claudius Amyand
Claudius Amyand (1718–1774)
He was the eldest son of Claudius Amyand, a distinguished surgeon and huguenot, on 10 August 1718.

George Amyand

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Sir George Amyand (1720–1766)
He was the second son of Claudius Amyand, Surgeon-in-Ordinary to King George II, by his wife Mary Rabache, and was baptised at the fashionable St James's Church, Piccadilly.

Amyand's hernia

This situation, where the appendix is included in the hernial sac, is known as an Amyand's hernia.
The condition is an eponymous disease named after a French surgeon, Claudius Amyand (1660-1740), who performed the first successful appendectomy in 1735.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

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In 1722, he inoculated three of the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales against smallpox, following the introduction of the process into the country from Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.
The Princess's two daughters were successfully inoculated in April 1722 by French-born surgeon Claudius Amyand.

Mornac

Amyand was born around 1660, the son of Isaac Amyand and Anne Hottot in Mornac, Saintonge, France.

Huguenots

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As huguenots, the Amyands fled to England following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and settled in London.

Edict of Fontainebleau

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As huguenots, the Amyands fled to England following the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and settled in London.

Westminster

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Claudius was naturalised at Westminster on 9 September 1698.

War of the Spanish Succession

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He became a surgeon, served with the army during the War of the Spanish Succession, and was appointed Serjeant Surgeon to George I in 1715.

George I of Great Britain

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He became a surgeon, served with the army during the War of the Spanish Succession, and was appointed Serjeant Surgeon to George I in 1715.

George II of Great Britain

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He would continue in this post under George II retaining it for the rest of his life.

Royal College of Surgeons of England

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He became first the Warden and later the Master of the Company of Barber-Surgeons.

Westminster Hospital

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He was first Principal Surgeon to the Westminster Hospital, and founder and first Principal Surgeon to St George's Hospital.

St George's Hospital

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He was first Principal Surgeon to the Westminster Hospital, and founder and first Principal Surgeon to St George's Hospital.

Fellow of the Royal Society

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On 5 April 1716 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society under the name Claude Amyand.

Inoculation

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In 1722, he inoculated three of the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales against smallpox, following the introduction of the process into the country from Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Caroline of Ansbach

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In 1722, he inoculated three of the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales against smallpox, following the introduction of the process into the country from Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Smallpox

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In 1722, he inoculated three of the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales against smallpox, following the introduction of the process into the country from Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Ottoman Empire

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In 1722, he inoculated three of the children of the Prince and Princess of Wales against smallpox, following the introduction of the process into the country from Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu.

Inguinal hernia

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The patient was an 11-year boy named Hanvil Anderson who had an inguinal hernia combined with an acutely inflamed appendix.

Royal Society

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Amyand described the operation himself in a paper for the Royal Society.

Greenwich Park

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Amyand died in London on 7 July 1740, after a fall in Greenwich Park.

St Benet's, Paul's Wharf

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He married Mary Rabache at St Benet's, Paul's Wharf on 5 November 1717, and the couple had nine children: