Spinal Cord Series and Cases (2017) 3:17084 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41394-017-0005-z CORRESPONDENCE A forgotten 19th century surgeon: Richard Anthony Stafford (1797–1854), FRCS 1,2 3,4,5 Avi Ohry Waghi S El Masri Received: 4 June 2017 / Revised: 1 August 2017 / Accepted: 20 August 2017 © International Spinal Cord Society 2017 Life Story−part 1 Stafford as his house surgeon from 1823 to 1824. Stafford was admitted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons Richard Anthony Stafford (1797–1854), was born at Cro- in 1824. Stafford returned from 1 year stay in Paris to predy, Oxfordshire, the third son of Egerton Stafford (1763/ London in 1826 and began to work as a surgeon. The 4–1843), vicar of Chalcombe and rector of Thenford in Jacksonian prize  was awarded to him for his work: “On Northamptonshire, and his wife, Mary Lucy, née Wykeham Spina Biﬁda, and Injuries and Diseases of the Spine and the (1769/70–1840) . He was baptized at St Mary’s, Witney. Medulla Spinalis”. One of his mother’s ancestors was William of Wykeham (1320–1404) the Bishop of Winchester and Chancellor of England. Stafford was educated at Tamworth and was then The Jacksonian prize apprenticed to two famous surgeons of Cirencester: William Lawrence, (the
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