Saturday, 13 March 2010

Local Faces - Doctor Hey (1736-1819)

Doctor Hey was a founder of Leeds Infirmary (1771) where he worked as a surgeon for 45 years. Not mentioned in the link is the fact that he gave anatomy lessons, often with members of the public being charged to watch, using the bodies of criminals executed at York. Subjects included Mary Bateman, the Yorkshire Witch who apparently had murdered Rebecca Perigo with a poisoned pie.

I presume this statue of him is at Leeds General Infirmary, does anyone know otherwise?

Yes, I've found him in the Great George Street entrance hall, but now need to know who he's with.

Ann Brown spent 50 hours hand stitching this piece.

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