Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cheselden, William, surgeon, was born in 1088, near Melton-Mowbray. After studying, he, in 1711, began to lecture in London on anatomy, and in the following year was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. As a hospital surgeon he gained a reputation for his operations for stone, and in 1728 operated successfully on a man born blind. Among his works are Anatomy of the Human Body, for many years a text-book; and Anatomy of the Bones, with plates, and brief explanatory notes. He died in 1752 at Bath.