Edward Nettleship, in the period between a brief career in veterinary surgery and the professional days when he was primarily concerned with ophthalmology, described the dermatologic findings in a case of urticaria pigmentosa. Nettleship was born at Kettering, Northamptonshire, into a distinguished family headed by Henry John Nettleship, well-known solicitor.1 His early education was gained at the Kettering grammar school and as an amateur naturalist in the woods and fields. He received his higher education at the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester and at the Royal Veterinary College; meanwhile he attended medical courses at King's College and the London Hospital. In 1867, Nettleship obtained the diploma of membership in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgery and the diploma of licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries. He served for a year as professor of veterinary surgery at Cirencester College and in 1868 qualified as Member in the Royal College of
Edward Nettleship (1845-1913) Veterinarian-Dermatologist-Ophthalmologist-Geneticist. JAMA. 1970;214(4):751–752. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180040053014
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