Edward Meryon - Clarges Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.424 W 000° 08.726
30U E 698094 N 5710078
Quick Description: This green plaque, to Edward Meryon, is located on an office building in London.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/27/2011 4:50:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMD6K8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Touchstone
Views: 1

Long Description:
The green plaque reads:
On the outer edge:
"City of Westminster".
In the centre:
"Edward / Meryon / MD FRCP / 1807 - 1880 / First described / muscular dystrophy / lived here / 1846 - 1880".

The plaque is in good condition.


Edward Meryon was an English physician of Huguenot stock. He studied medicine at University College, London, and his chief appointments were at St Thomas's Hospital and the London Infirmary for Epilepsy and Paralysis. In a communication to the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society in December 1851, which was published in the Transactions of the Society the following year, he described in detail eight boys in three families with a disease later to be associated with the name of Duchenne. He was particularly impressed by the predilection for males and its familial nature. He appears to have been the first physician to make a systematic study of the disorder some years before Duchenne.

Text source: (visit link)
Blue Plaque managing agency: City of Westminster

Individual Recognized: Edward Meryon

Physical Address:
17 Clarges Street
London, United Kingdom

Web Address: [Web Link]

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