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Jabez Hogg


Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, fellow of the Medical Society of London, Mem. Path. Soc. Lond.
He was a school fellow of Charles Dickens and like him became a prolific, wide ranging and politcally conscious author. He was incredibly interested and involved with the advent of photography and wrote one of the first books on it in 1843 'The Practical Manual of Photography'. He joined the medial profession in 1840 and was indentured to Hugh Welsch Diamond who both shared and advocated Hogg's interest in using photography
for scientific documentation.
He practiced medicine for 45 years (specialiaing in ophthalmic surgery) and pursued phiotography throughout.
(Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, edited by John Hannavy, 2008, Routledge)