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date: 13 October 2019

Balfour, Francislocked

(d. in or after 1816)
  • Sidney Lee
  • , revised by Elizabeth Baigent

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Balfour, Francis (d. in or after 1816), surgeon and orientalist, was born in Edinburgh and took his MD degree there in 1767. He entered the East India Company's service in Bengal as assistant surgeon on 3 July 1769, and was appointed full surgeon on 10 August 1777....

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