b.18 December 1871 d.18 April 1939
CIE(1917) MB CM Edin(1893) MD FRCP(1923) FRS Edin
David Sutherland was born at Byninyong, Victoria, the son of John Sutherland, and was sent to Creswick Grammar School in the same State and to Melbourne University. For his medical training he went to Edinburgh University, where he graduated as M.B, C.M, in 1893. A year later he joined the Bengal Medical Service and in 1895 took part in the Chitral campaign. For the remainder of his career he was associated mainly with Lahore Medical College. He was professor of pathology from 1897 to 1903, professor of medicine from 1903 to 1926, and principal of the College after 1909. From 1907 to 1920 he was also superintendent of the Mayo Hospital at Lahore. He acted as staff surgeon of a divisional headquarters during the 1914-1918 War, receiving the C.I.E. in 1917, and as consulting physician to the Afghan Field Force in 1919. Sutherland was the author of Differential Diagnosis of Fevers (1909). He married Princess Bamba, daughter of the Maharajah Duleep Singh; they had no children. He retired with the rank of lieutenant-colonel in 1926 and died at Dunbar.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1939; B.M.J., 1939; Roll of I.M.S., 230]
(Volume IV, page 590)
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