Frederick Ackbar Mahomed (grandson
of Sake Dean Mahomed) was born in Brighton on 11th April 1849 at
No.2 Black Lion Street, East Cliff, Brighton. He went to private
school in Brighton.
At age 18 Akbar went to study medicine
at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, which admitted students up
until 1880 (minutes of board management Lewes Record Office).
In October 1869, the young Akbar,
aged 20, left the Royal Sussex County Hospital and entered Guys
Hospital in London. In 1870 and 1871, Akbar won universal praise
for his work at Guys. Two years running he won the Physical Society
Prize for developing the sphygmograph (for measuring the pressure
of the pulse).
His first, unpublished paper was
presented to the Pupils Physical Society at Guys Hospital, detailing
his findings from 1872 to 1873, describing his modification and
use of the sphygmograph. (His manuscript remains at Guys Hospital).
Akbar qualified as a member of the
Royal College of Surgeons in 1872, and in 1874 gained membership
to the Royal College of Physicians.
On the 28th November 1884, Frederick
died, aged 35. He is buried at Highgate Cemetery, London.
- Doctor Brighton
Frederick Ackbar Mahomed
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