A Story from the Book by Robin Bush's "A Taunton Diary 1787-1987"
The above book was published in 1988 opening up the scene for 200 years of Taunton's life alluding to a large variety of episodes of which Thomas Cox and Henry England were part of.
They both had "giant growths" somewhere on their bodies. The one that Thomas was afflicted with weighed in at 7 1/2 lbs whilst Henry's was a massive 15 lbs.
Three surgeons all claimed the credit for removing these growths, which involved "A superb medical storm in a teacup brewed up" between them.
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