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Richard James Purdon (1845 - 1918):
Doctor; general practitoner

Richard Purdon was a member of the extensive Purdon family, many of whom trained for the medical profession.

He was a son of Dr Charles Nicholas Delacherois Purdon and a brother of Henry Samuel Purdon. His schooling was at the Collegiate School, Belfast, then enrolled at the then Queen’s College in 1879 to study medicine. In 1882 he became a licentiate of Apothecaries’ Hall in Dublin and the following year graduated MB BCh BAO from the Royal University of Ireland. He entered General Practice at 14, College Square East and was there well over a decade before moving to 8, Murray Terrace, then to 61, Great Victoria Street then finally to 80, Dublin Road.

He was Physician to the Belfast Charitable Society and to the Belfast Lunatic Asylum. He died in June 1918 and was buried in Belfast City Cemetery. 

Born: 11 May 1845
Died: 12 June 1918
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RSJ Clarke: A Directory of Ulster Doctors (who qualified before 1901): Belfast, Ulster Historical Foundation, 2013