1837 - 1908
Expert in Bigelow's litholapaxy operation
Reginald Harrison (1837–1908) was born in Stafford on 24 August 1837. He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1866 and, initially, practiced in Liverpool where he campaigned for one of the first hospital ambulance services in Europe. His first horse ambulance is pictured, below right.
In 1889 he joined the consultant staff at St. Peter's Hospital for Stone in London. Here, along with Hurry Fenwick, he was active in securing a position for Peter Freyer
Harrison was a great proponent of Bigelow’s litholapaxy operation.
He wrote a popular textbook, "Surgical Disorders of the Urinary Organs", which went through four editions. In 1881, he reported on "A Case of Lithotomy where a Tumour of the Prostate Was Successfully Enucleated", one of the first descriptions of the surgical excision of a prostate tumour.
Read the Curator's article on Reginald Harrison: Liverpool's First Urologist.
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