Lives of the fellows

Charles Fergusson (Sir) Forbes

b.? d.22 March 1852
KCH MD Edin(1808) LRCP(1814) FRCP(1841)

Sir Charles Fergusson Forbes, M.D., K.C.H., received his medical education in London, and in 1798 entered the Army Medical Service. He accompanied the expedition to the Helder, in 1799, and was present at the attack on Ferrol, in the following year. In 1801 he served with the army in Egypt, under Sir Ralph Abercrombie, and subsequently at Malta and Gibraltar. In 1808 and 1809 he served in Gallicia, under Sir John Moore, and finally in the Peninsula, under the duke of Wellington, until the peace of 1814. He received the war medal with five clasps, for Egypt, Corunna, Busaco, Badajos, and St. Sebastian. He was a Knight of the Crescent and of the Hanoverian Guelphic order; the latter was conferred on him by the late king Ernest, in 1842.

Sir Charles Forbes had graduated doctor of medicine at Edinburgh, 24th June, 1808 (D.M.I. de Febribus Intermittentibus), and on the 22nd December, 1814, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians, when he settled as a physician in London. He was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 10th July, 1841; and at the time of his death, which occurred on the 22nd March, 1852, at his house in Argyle-street, Regent-street, was deputy inspector-general of army hospitals.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 129)

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