Lives of the fellows

Joseph Ritchie Lyon (Sir) Dickson

b.1820 d.7 August 1887
MD Malta FRCP(1874)

Joseph Dickson was the son of John Dickson, a naval surgeon who had served with Nelson at Copenhagen, and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Archibald Dalzel, governor of Cape Coast Castle. He graduated at Malta and was physician to the British Legation at Teheran from 1847 until his death. He treated the Shah of Persia when he was ill with typhus in 1849 and received the Commander’s Star of the Lion and the Sun for his services. He accompanied the Shah on his visit to England in 1873 and was knighted by the Queen in honour of the occasion. He died at Malta on another journey to England.

G H Brown

[F. Boase, Modern English Biography, 1892-1921, I, 876; Kelly’s Handbook to the Titled, Landed, and Official Classes, 1880, 192]

(Volume IV, page 223)

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