Joseph Constantine Carpue (1764-1846), FRS. Surgeon and anatomist
It was originally intended that Joseph Carpue become a clergyman, but he decided against this and numerous other professions, and studied surgery at St George's Hospital in London. He then took up the position of staff-surgeon to the Duke of York's Hospital, Chelsea, a position he held for twelve years. Carpue became interested in vaccination and visited many army depots in a bid to promote its uses. When he resigned his position at the hospital he was jointly appointed surgeon of the National Vaccine Institution, a post he held until his death. However, he was best known however for his lectures in anatomy which he performed from 1800-1832. He was the author of several works on anatomy, including: 'Description of the Muscles of the Human Body'.
Joseph Constantine Carpue (b.1764, d.1846); Medicine; Portraits