Lives of the fellows

Thomas Guy

b.26 July 1819 d.2 March 1900
MD Heidelberg MRCS FRCP(1878)

Thomas Guy was born at Chichester, the son of a doctor. He studied medicine at Guy’s Hospital and qualified in 1840. Two years later he joined the Army as an assistant surgeon. He served in both the Crimean War and the Abyssinian campaign of 1867-68. In the latter, as a surgeon-major, he was superintendent of hospital ships and principal medical officer of the European troops at Zoulla on the Red Sea. He acted as director-in-chief of the British ambulance in the Franco-German war of 1870-71. Promoted to deputy inspector-general in 1868, he retired with the honorary rank of inspector-general in 1872. He was a good classical and German scholar and translated a treatise by Esmarch on The First Dressing of Wounds on the Battlefield in 1870.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1900; Times, 5 Mar. 1900; Roll of Army Medical Service, 4688]

(Volume IV, page 257)

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