Lives of the fellows

William (Sir) Whymper

b.1785 d.26 November 1850
MD Edin(1822) LRCP(1825)

Sir William Whymper, M.D., a native of Suffolk, and a doctor of medicine of Edinburgh of 1st August, 1822 (D.M.I. de Ophthalmia Membranarum), was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 4th February,1825. Prior to this he had served for many years in the army, and had seen much active service, having been present at the battles of Oporto, Talavera (where he was taken prisoner), Busaco, Vittoria, the passage of the Bidassoa, the siege of Sebastian, and at Waterloo. He was knighted in 1832, and retired on half-pay in 1836. Sir William Whymper died at Dover, 26th November, 1850, aged sixty-five.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 301)

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