KNOX, George

KNOX, George. 1794? — 2.9.1847, when 53. British Physician in India. M.D. c. 1816. In E.I.C.’s medical service, Madras. Publications: Wrote on Burmese Buddhism in MJLS 1, 1834, 25-39 and in TrRAS 3, 1835, 271-284; medical writings. Sources: Revised List of Tombs of Europeans and Eurasians in the Coimbatore District. Coimbatore 1895, 2.

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HAVART, Daniel

HAVART, Daniel. Amsterdam 29.12.1650 (?) — Rotterdam ?.6.1724. Dutch Physician, 1672-85 in India. Studies at Utrecht. In 1671 left for Batavia, 1672-85 living in Coromandel (Paliacatta, Masulipatnam) and Golconda. Returned to Utrecht, M.D. there 1691. From 1703 physician in Rotterdam. Publications: Op- en ondergang van Cormandel ook Op- en ondergang der Koningen, die…

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FURNESS, William Henry, III

FURNESS, William Henry, III. Wallingford, PA 10.8.1866 — 11.8.1920. U.S. Physician, Traveller and Ethnographer. Son of the Shakespearean scholar Horace Howard F. and Helen Kate Rogers (d. 1883). Educated at St.Paul’s School in Concord, NH. Studies at Harvard (B.A. 1988) and University of Pennsylvania, M.D. 1891. Together with Alfred C.…

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FINCKH, Elisabeth

FINCKH, Elisabeth (née Wirth). Würzburg 23.8.1912 — Bremen 23.1.1993.German Physician interested in Tibetan Medicine. Dr.med. Worked as physician in Hamburg. In 1962 studied Tibetan medicine in Dharamsala under Yeshi Donden and others. Married Ulrich Finckh, five children. Publications: Grundlagen tibetischer Heilkunde. Nach dem Buche rGyud bźi. Band 1. 107 p. Uelzen 1975,…

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COATS (Coates), Thomas

COATS (Coates), Thomas. 17?? — 18??. British Physician in India. He spent many years in Poona (Pune) as surgeon in Peshva’s time. Campaigned against orthodox opposition on behalf of the small pox vaccination. Publications: A pamphlett in Marathi defending vaccination. 1813. – “Notes respecting the Trial by Panchayat, and the Administration of…

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ATKINSON, James

ATKINSON, James. Darlington, co. Durham 17.3.1780 — London 7.8.1852.British Physician in India, Scholar of Persian and Urdū. Son of a woolcomber. Medical studies at Edinburgh and London, joined Indian Medical Service in 1805 as Assistant Surgeon and worked in Bengal. From 1812 Assistant to the Assay Master at Calcutta Mint,…

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WRIGHT, Daniel

WRIGHT, Daniel. St Andrews and St Leonards, Fife 28.12.1833 — Aberdeen 15.1.1902. British (Scottish) Physician in India. Surgeon-Major of Medical Service. Son of Captain Alexander Wright (or Indian army) and Johanna Overbeek, brother of the Arabic scholar William Wright (1830–1889). Educated at St.Andrews. M.A. M.D. Joined Indian Medical Service in…

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WEBB, William Wilfred

WEBB, William Wilfred. 1858 — 18.11.1911. British (Scottish?) Physician in India. Studies at Aberdeen. Joined Indian Medical Service in 1882. Surgeon-Captain of Bengal army, served in Rajasthan. Retired 1894 for health reasons. M.D. 1894. In 1893-1902 Secretary of the Army Medical School at Netley, then in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Publications: The Currencies…

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WADE, John Peter

WADE, John Peter. 1762 — Calcutta 14.10.1802. British (Scottish) Physician in India. From 1784 Assistant Medical Surgeon in E.I.C.’s service, first in Benares, then in Chunar. In 1792-94 in Assam. Married 1791 Rachel Carruthers (d. 1849) in Edinburgh during a furlough, one daughter and one son. Publications: “A Geographical Sketch of…

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VOYSEY, Henry Wesley

VOYSEY, Henry Wesley. Salisbury, Wiltshire 16.10.1791 — Sulkea Ghat 19.4.1824. British Physician, Geologist and Mineralogits in India. Son of Baptist minister Henry V. and Ann Maria Annesley Ellison. Studied medicine in London and Aberdeen. Dr. In 1815 served as military hospital assistant, then left for India. In 1818 joined the Trigonometrical…

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