b.29 February 1856 d.16 April 1931
CSI(1911) MD Durh MRCS FRCP(1903)
G. F. A. Harris, son of Major-General George Shooter Harris, Bengal Staff Corps, was educated at Bedford Modern School. He qualified at St. George’s Hospital in 1877, and a year later joined the Bengal Medical Service as a surgeon. After a spell of military duty which included service in the second Afghan War of 1880, he became second resident surgeon in the European General Hospital at Calcutta. He was joint civil surgeon at Simla from 1885 to 1890 and civil surgeon at Nagpur from 1890 to 1899. He then returned to Calcutta as professor of materia medica and second physician at the Medical College. In 1908 he was made inspector-general of civil hospitals in the Punjab and in 1909 received the same post in the United Provinces, transferring to Bengal in the following year. He retired from India in 1915, three years after obtaining the rank of surgeon-general, but served in England as an inspector of V.A.D. Hospitals till. 1917. He was created C.S.I. in 1911. Harris married in 1883 Alice, daughter of General Archibald Edwards Campbell, Bengal Staff Corps, and had two sons and four daughters. He died in London.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1931; B.M.J., 1931; Roll of I.M.S., 197]
(Volume IV, page 451)
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