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Left: Portrait of dr. Joannes Franciscus Josephus Bosch (1794 -1874), surgeon and obstetrician in the Burgerlijk Zieken- en Gebrekkigenhuis Calvariënberg. | RHCL, photocollection GAM Below: Thesis of dr. J. Bosch. 1815 Leiden. | Municipal library Maastricht Centre Ceramique 137 the Décoration du Lys from the hands of the French general François Étienne de Kellerman, duke of Valmy (1770 -1835). Next he studied for a year at the practical school of the faculty of medicine in Paris, and in 1815 he received his doctorate in Leiden for his dissertation on obstetrics: Utilitate et usu explorationis obstetricae. In January 1817, he established himself in Maastricht as doctor, surgeon and obstetrician. Perhaps he still felt there were defi ciencies in his knowledge or skills, for he then studied surgery and obstetrics at the university of Luik, where he received diplomas for both subjects on 30 September, 1818. Almost immediately upon his of Limburg within the United Kingdom and in this role too he had to evaluate the competence of his colleagues and issue certifi cates. He held this position until shortly before his death. Jean Henri Bosch had four sons, the oldest of which, Joannes Franciscus Joseph , also became a doctor. Bosch junior Joannes Franciscus Josephus Bosch (1794 -1874) was born in Maastricht. He read humanities and philosophy at Douai and received his baccalaureate of arts at the age of seventeen years. He then went on to study medicine in Strasbourg. During the siege of Strasbourg in 1814, he volunteered to nurse sufferers of typhoid fever in the citadel’s hospital, for which he received


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