Know all Men by thee Presents, that We the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons in London, have deliberately Examined Mr. Francis Cole and find him fit and capable to exercise the Art and Science of Surgery;We therefore admit him a Member of the College & Authorize him to Practise the said Art and Science accordingly.
Engraved diploma of membership with vignette coat of arms, signed and dated and completed in ink, 370 x 260mm. Some creasing.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England is an independent professional body for to promoting standards in surgical care (including dentistry) in England and Wales. It is situated at Lincoln's Inn Fields in London. The college originated in 1540, when Henry VIII of England joined the Worshipful Company of Barbers (incorporated 1462) and the Guild of Surgeons to form the Company of Barber-Surgeons. In 1745 the surgeons separated from the barbers to form the Company of Surgeons. In 1800 the Company was granted a Royal Charter as the Royal College of Surgeons in London; the name changed in 1843 to Royal College of Surgeons of England. Engraving of the College coat of arms flanked by two figures on a pedestal by John Strongitharm. With 'One Pound' blindstamp dated 1804 upper left, Royal College of Surgeons seal from separate sheet attached lower right. Numbered '2216' in ink. Paper watermarked 1808.
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