b.19 September 1806 d.8 May 1869
CSI MD Aberd LSA FRCS FRCP(1863)
Matthew Stovell was born in London, the son of George Stovell, and studied medicine at St. George’s Hospital. After qualifying in 1827, he embarked on a long career in the Bombay Medical Service during which he rose to the position of principal inspector-general (1862). His main appointments were as surgeon to the European General Hospital and secretary to the Board of Education in Bombay between 1846 and 1856, as principal medical officer with Outram’s First Division in Persia in 1856-57, for which he was twice mentioned in despatches, as deputy inspector-general of hospitals in the Poona Division from 1857 to 1862, and finally as chief of the Presidency Medical Department from 1862 till his retirement in 1867.
G H Brown
[B.M.J., 1869; Roll of I.M.S., 441; Plarr, ii, 362]
(Volume IV, page 140)
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