Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,152 pages of information and 245,599 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Thomas Littleton

From Graces Guide

Thomas Littleton, Physician, MB, FRCS, MRCS, 1824-1878

After qualifying at the University of London, he became an Assistant Surgeon in the Royal Navy, and served in the Dardanelles during the Crimean War. He then joined his father in practice in Saltash, before moving to Plymouth, where he remained until his death. He was the first Medical Officer of Plymouth. During the construction of the Royal Albert Bridge he occupied the position of Surgeon of the Works, and, was able to study what became known as 'caisson disease', or 'the bends'.

Littleton died at his residence, 1 Lansdowne Place, Plymouth, on Dec 2nd, 1878, leaving a widow but no family.

Publications:-
"Original Observations on the Serious and Fatal Effects of Submarine Descent at the Royal Albert Bridge." - Brit Med Jour, 1855, 127.
"A New Method for the Separation of Gases from Sewage, Bilge Water, etc., by their Transpiration through Water (Atmolysis) into a Water Vacuum." - Soc of Arts Jour, 1855.

The above information is condensed from here[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Royal College of Surgeons of England: Plarr’s Lives of the Fellows: Littleton, Thomas (1824 - 1878)