Gamgee, Joseph Sampson

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Joseph Sampson, English surgeon, 1828-1886.
Gamgee tissue - a thick layer of absorbent cotton between two layers of absorbent gauze, used in surgical dressings.
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Acme Whistles was founded by Joseph Hudson back in the 1870s and BHSF was established by eminent local surgeon Joseph Sampson Gamgee in 1873.
Joseph Sampson Gamgee, sometime surgeon of Birmingham, would be puzzled to know that his name has been preserved and broadcast to the world as a character in a fantasy novel.
Its members may not need pedalling to hospital anymore, but they still have reason to thank Dr Joseph Sampson Gamgee.