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Biographical entry Buck, William Elgar (1848 - 1887)

MRCS Nov 14th 1872; FRCS Dec 14th 1882; LSA 1872; BA and MB Cantab 1871; MA 1874; MD 1876; MRCP Lond 1877.

4 October 1887
Leicester, UK
General surgeon


Educated at St John's, Cambridge, and St Bartholomew's Hospital. Before qualifying he served during the Franco-German War as Surgeon's Assistant in the Hessian Service of the German Army, being posted to the Alice Hospital, Darmstadt, in 1871. For his services he received the Hessian Sanit├Ąts Kreuz for Medical Service and the Non-Combatant Medal. He then settled in practice at Welford Road, Leicester, where his family were medically well known, and was appointed Medical Officer of Health to the Leicester Combined Districts. At the time of his early death he was Physician to the Leicester Infirmary and Fever House, and Hon. Physician to the Leicester and Rutland County Lunatic Asylum. He died at Leicester on Oct 4th, 1887.

Buck was author with Mr. George Cooper Franklin of a Report on the Epidemic Diarrhoea of 1875 in Leicester, 8vo, map and 3 diagrams, Leicester, 1875.

Royal College of Surgeons of England