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Donnet, Sir James John Louis (1816–1905), inspector-general of hospitals and fleets, born at Gibraltar, was the son of Henry Donnet, a Royal Navy surgeon. After studying at the University of Paris, where he graduated B ès L, and at Anderson College, Glasgow, he became LSA of ...


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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 ...


Hood, Sir Alexander (1888–1980), army medical officer and colonial governor, was born on 25 September 1888 at 68 Easter Road, Leith, Edinburgh, the son of Alexander Hood, clerk, and his wife, Agnes Marshall, née Cunningham. He was educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh...


Sir Alexander Hood (1888–1980) by Bassano, 1946 © National Portrait Gallery, London


Horton, (James) Africanus Beale (1835–1883), army medical officer and political economist, was born in Gloucester village, Sierra Leone, on 1 June 1835, the son of James Horton (c.1791–1867), a carpenter, and his wife, Nancy. Both were of Igbo descent, members of the recaptive community, liberated there from slavery. ...