b.1768 d.15 May 1835
MD Leyden(1792) LRCP(1794)
George Pinckard, M.D., was the son of Henry Pinckard, esq., of Handley hall, Northamptonshire, and received his early education under a clergyman, the friend and relative of his father. He commenced his professional education at Guy’s and St. Thomas’s hospitals, after which he proceeded to Edinburgh, and ultimately to Leyden, where he proceeded doctor of medicine 20th June, 1792. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1794, and then settled in London. Towards the end of 1795, Dr. Pinckard was appointed physician to the forces, when he accompanied Sir Ralph Abercromby in the expedition to the West Indies. On his return to England, he was placed in charge of troops, then suffering from a malignant form of fever, at Ashford, Kent. He subsequently went to Ireland with the Guards, on the staff of General Hulse, and served there during the rebellion. For these services he was promoted to the rank of deputy inspector-general of hospitals, and was appointed to the joint direction of the medical department of the army in the expedition to the Helder, under the command of the duke of York. On his return to England, Dr. Pinckard took up his permanent abode in London, and, with untiring zeal and activity, established the Bloomsbury dispensary, to which he was for more than thirty years the sole physician. For some years prior to his death Dr. Pinckard had suffered from symptoms of diseased heart, causing him much bodily suffering, and incapacitating him from much active exertion. He died of angina pectoris in his consulting room, while in the act of writing a prescription for a patient, 15th May, 1835, aged sixty-seven. Dr. Pinckard was the author of—
Notes on the West Indies, written during the Expedition under Sir Ralph Abercromby. 3 vols. 8vo. London. 1816.
Cases of Hydrophobia. 8vo. Lond. 1819.
Suggestions for Restoring the Moral Character and the Industrious Habits of the Poor, for Establishing District Work-Farms, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1835.
(Volume II, page 436)
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