Lives of the fellows

George (Sir) Magrath

b.? d.12 May 1857
Kt MD St And(1822) FRS(1819) LRCP(1822) FRCP(1847)

Sir George Magrath, M.D., was born in the county of Tyrone, and was bred a surgeon, in which capacity he entered the navy, and was flag medical officer to lord Nelson during his command in the Mediterranean. He was created doctor of medicine by the university of St Andrew’s, 13th February, 1822, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1822, and a Fellow 9th July, 1847. He was elected a fellow of the Royal society 24th June, 1819, and was knighted 16th September, 1831, by William IV, to whom, when lord high admiral, he had held the office of physician. Sir George Magrath, on being placed on half-pay, settled as a physician at Plymouth, where he died 12th May, 1857.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 254)

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