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Critchett, George, was born at Highgate in 1817, and after being educated at the London Hospital, became a member and subsequently a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons. Until 1846 he remained on. the staff of the hospital engaged in general surgical practice, but in that year he took an appointment at the Ophthalmic Hospital, Moorfields, and thenceforward became known as one of the ablest specialists for diseases of the eye. Until just before his death, in 1882, he enjoyed unrivalled fame as an operator, and his lectures on "Diseases of the Eye" are still in high esteem. In private life he was very popular owing to his genial disposition, artistic tastes, and fondness for outdoor sports.