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The Riviera of the Corniche Road

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Title:The Riviera of the Corniche Road
Treves, Sir Frederick   
(2 of 3 for author by title)
The Riviera of the Corniche Road
The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences
Treves, Sir Frederick   
(2 of 3 for author by title)
The Riviera of the Corniche Road
The Elephant Man and Other Reminiscences
Published:   1921
Publisher:Cassell & Company, Limited
Tags:France, history, non-fiction, travel

The author details his trip to the Corniche Road area of the French Riviera. The book is illustrated with his own photographs. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:295 Info

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Frederick Treves (1853–1923) was a prominent British surgeon. Treves was widely known as a close friend of Joseph Merrick, known as the "Elephant Man" due to his severe deformities. Born in Dorchester, he studied medicine and passed his surgical exams in 1878. He specialized in abdominal surgery at London Hospital. In 1886, he saw Joseph Merrick being exhibited as a showman's curiosity. He brought him to the hospital where he lived until his death in 1890. During the Boer War he worked in a field hospital. He chronicled this experience in a book called "The Tale of a Field Hospital". In 1902, he performed an appendectomy on King Edward VII. The procedure was not well known at the time but the king recovered and for that service, Treves was awarded a baronetcy. Treves travelled widely which resulted in several travelogues, including "Uganda for a Holiday" and "The Riviera of the Corniche Road". (Surgical-tutor.org.uk)

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