John Grosvenor (1742-1823), Surgeon and journal editor at Oxford
1812; Date from imprint.
John Grosvenor was apprenticed firstly to a surgeon at Worcester and as a House Surgeon at the Lock Hospital in London. It was at these establishments that he received his medical training. In 1768 he was invited to work alongside John Parsons (1761-1819) at Christ Church, Oxford. Grosvenor continued as Anatomical Surgeon at Christ Church until 1795. He then became proprietor and editor of Jackson's Oxford Journal. In addition to his position at Christ Church, he had been appointed surgeon to the Radcliffe Infirmary, a position from which he resigned in 1817. He was one of the first surgeons in England to apply massage to stiff joints and injured limbs. Leeming's painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy summer exhibition of 1812.
Oxford; Europe; England; United Kingdom
John Grosvenor (b.1742, d.1823); Medicine; Portraits