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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

20th October 2003 Singer Amy Winehouses's debut album Frank released.

20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.go to related location

20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.

20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)

20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.go to related location

20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times

20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

Sir Morrell Mackenzie born here



Sir Morrell Mackenzie born here

Father of Laryngology, Sir Morrell Mackenzie was born here.

Location: 742 High Road, Leystonstone, E11 3AW

Description: Sir Morrell Mackenzie (1837-1892) was an English laryngologist from a Scottish family and the royal physician to the English and German royal families, and was born here July 7th 1837.

He is best known for his controversial treatment of Frederick III of Germany, in which a silver tube was inserted down the king's throat which rendered him mute, unable to communicate except by writing.

He was the founder of the first hospital devoted to diseases of the throat, and is widely considered the father of laryngology in Britain.

The house was erected by LUDRA in 1909.


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Sir Morrell Mackenzie born here

Father of Laryngology, Sir Morrell Mackenzie was born here.


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