Lives of the fellows

Thomas Galbraith (Sir) Logan

b.6 August 1808 d.11 June 1896
KCB(1869) MD Glasg FRCP(1867) Hon FRCSI

Thomas Logan was the eldest son of an army surgeon, Thomas Galbraith Logan, who was present at the battle of Waterloo. He was educated at York, Ayr and Glasgow University. After taking his degree in 1828, he joined the army as a hospital assistant, and later, as a surgeon, served in the Sutlej Campaign of 1845-46, taking part in the actions of Aliwal and Sobraon. A surgeon-major in the Crimean War, he was present at the final assault on Sebastopol on 8th September, 1855, as principal medical officer of the Highland Division. He attained the rank of inspector-general in 1859 and held the appointment of director-general of the Army Medical Department from 1867 until his retirement in 1874, being created K.C.B. in 1869. Logan, who married in 1858, was well-read, an excellent linguist, open-minded in respect of army reforms, and an equable and pleasant companion.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1896; Roll of Army Medical Service, 4298; W. I. Addison, Roll of Graduates of the University of Glasgow, 1727-1897, 1898, 339]

(Volume IV, page 159)

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