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Title: Frank Utten Purchas 1861—1909: Physician in Wales and descendant of slave owners
Authors: Jones, Rachael
First Published: 12-Jul-2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: Journal of Medical Biography, 2018
Abstract: Frank Utten Purchas was born into a family which had a long history of benefitting from slavery. He was born in Jamaica where both his paternal and maternal lines owned slaves who were forced to work on their sugar plantations. Purchas left this life behind him, however, trained in Medicine in Edinburgh and became a respected and committed physician in Wales. He married into a prominent local family, and lived through a time that saw significant political, religious and medical changes. He contributed to the founding of an infirmary that exists to this day although he himself did not live to see its opening.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0967772018778413
ISSN: 0967-7720
eISSN: 1758-1087
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Sage. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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