OLDHAM, Charles Frederick

OLDHAM, Charles Frederick. Liverpool 2.1.1832 — Great Bealings, Suffolk 25.3.1913 (or New Zealand 1913/14). British Physician and Indologist. Surgeon-Major (1873) and Brigade Surgeon (1887, from 1859 served in Bengal, retired in 1890. Retuirned to England (joined the R.A.S. in 1888).

Publications: A study of Malaria, 1871.

– “Serpent-Worship in India”, JRAS 1891, 361-392; “The Nāgas”, JRAS 1901, 461-473.

– “The Sarasvatī and the lost River of the Indian Desert”, JRAS 1893, 49-76.

The Sun and the Serpent. 207 p. 33 ill. L. 1905.

Sources: Death in New Zealand mentioned in anniversary report of R.A.S. for 1913-14, but more detailed account in Br. Med. Journal 1913, 802.

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