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Joseph Toynbee

Person  Male  Born 30/12/1815  Died 7/7/1866

Categories: Medicine, Philanthropy, Tragedy

Pioneer ear surgeon and father of economic historian Arnold Toynbee (1852-1883). Born Lincolnshire. From Museum of Wimbledon: "...settled in Wimbledon in 1854 and lived at Beech Holme along Parkside, at the junction with Somerset Road" and was very active in local Wimbledon life. His Parkside home, 49, is now a medical clinic and has a blue plaque (not yet collected) for Joseph and Arnold.

Died at his home in Savile Row from the hydrocyanic acid and chloroform that he was using in his search for a cure for tinnitus.

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Toynbee fountain

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