Pair to Dr L.Sells, X-Ray Expert attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps,,
Lot 56
Pair to Dr L.Sells, X-Ray Expert attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps,,
Sold for £1,762 (US$ 2,779) inc. premium

Lot Details
Pair to Dr L.Sells, X-Ray Expert attached to the Royal Army Medical Corps,,
Queen's South Africa 1899-1902, three bars, Cape Colony, Orange Free State, Transvaal (L.Sells. Esqr "X".Ray Expert.); King's South Africa, two bars, S.A.01, S.A.02 (Mr. L.Sells. "X" Ray. Exprt.); Turkey, Order of Medjidjie, Breast Star, in gold, silver and enamel. With corresponding miniatures of the first two, cap badges, button, two prize medals for Swimming and Water Polo, Boer War chocolate tin (empty). Very fine. (Lot)

Footnotes

  • The lot comes with a large diploma from the Society of Apothecaries of London, allowing him to practise in Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery dated 19th July 1905, and another from Edinburgh Medical School dated 1906.

    Dr Lionel Sells died on 16th March 1929 at St.Thomas's Hospital in London, aged 52. He lived at Broadlands, Longfield, Kent. His death was recorded as "Death by misadventure". He had been admitted to hospital on the 7th January 1929 suffering from an advanced stage of X-Ray carcinomatosis. The cause of death being X-ray carcinomatosis and loss of blood, his death was entirely due to his subjecting himself to the use of X-rays. The Coroner at the time said that Dr Sells was very well known in the particular work he was doing, and was held in high esteem. His condition had been going on for years, and he knew it, but still persisted in doing his work when able, this eventually killed him.

    Sold with copied research including details of shipping records showing his travel from Mombassa and the Belgian Congo.
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