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date: 29 September 2020

Fergusson, Williamlocked

  • Charles Creighton
  • , revised by Jeffrey S. Reznick


Fergusson, William (1773–1846), inspector-general of army hospitals, was born in Ayr, Scotland, on 19 June 1773. After an education at the Ayr Academy he attended medical classes at Edinburgh University, where he graduated MD; he afterwards trained at various London hospitals. In 1794 he became assistant surgeon in the ...

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