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Herbert, Lloyd (1828–1877)

Among our obituary notices to-day is one intimating the death of Dr. Lloyd Herbert, of Moonta, who expired at Victoria-square on Thursday April 5. Dr. Herbert was only 49 years of age, and the circumstances of his death are some what remarkable. It seems that about three years ago, whilst engaged in performing an operation, some unhealthy matter was communicated to his system by means of a slight abrasion on the hand. Ever since he has suffered acutely from the poisoning of his blood. Latterly the case assumed so serious an aspect that he determined to come to town, and, if it were considered advisable by a consultation of his brother practitioners, to undergo an operation. Drs. Whittell, Gosse, Moore, Robertson, and Chas. Gosse all advised that this course should be taken, and on Friday last his arm was removed at the elbow. The operation was performed by Dr. Moore under the ether process. The patient seemed to be progressing favourably until Tuesday night when he became unconscious. He never afterwards rallied or regained his reason but passed away quietly in a heavy sleep. Dr. Herbert, who was well known and greatly esteemed, was for some years connected with the late Dr. Montgomery and was married to a daughter of that gentleman. He afterwards practised in the Strathalbyn district, and has been for some years stationed at Moonta, where he occupied the position of Surgeon to the Moonta Mines. He was also connected with the Board of Health in that town, and was lately appointed to the Casualty Hospital. Dr Herbert was in his earlier years on the British medical staff in the Crimean war, and served all through that campaign. Dr. Herbert has been connected with the various volunteer movements in this colony, in which he took a lively interest. The deceased gentleman will be greatly missed, especially in his own district. He leaves a widow and several children.

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'Herbert, Lloyd (1828–1877)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/herbert-lloyd-27074/text34549, accessed 3 December 2020.

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