William Christopher Dowling Prendergast

William Christopher Dowling Prendergast was a medical doctor who spent much of his life researching the effects of lead on the life span of people working in the pottery industry. He was born on February 8, 1859 and his parents were John Prendergast, a native of County Waterford, Ireland and Julianne Dowling, a native of the island of St. Helena. Dr. Prendergast lived in Hanley, Staffordshire, and wrote "The Potter And Lead Poisoning" in 1898 [William C. Dowling Prendergast, 1898.The Potter and Lead Poisoning, London. ASIN: B0017DSCR] and other articles on the effects of lead poisoning. In 1924, Dr. Prendergast was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE). After his retirement, he lived in Falmouth, Cornwall, and died on March 12, 1933.

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