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Biographical entry Halls, John James (1820 - 1860)

MRCS April 11th 1850; FRCS April 11th 1850; BA Cantab 1844.

1 September 1820
6 November 1860
General surgeon


Born on Sept 1st, 1820; educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he took a poll degree. At St George's Hospital he was 'perpetual pupil' to Caesar Hawkins from 1840 and House Surgeon in 1847 and entered the Bengal Army as Assistant Surgeon on June 10th, 1854. He was Civil Surgeon at Shahabad, was one of the defenders of Arrah in the Mutiny, for which he received the Medal with Clasp; but, according to Lieut-Colonel Crawford, he was included amongst those who there contracted disease which proved fatal before long. He died on his way home on board the Ceylon, Nov 6th, 1860.

Two Months in Arrah in 1857, 12mo, London, 1860. It is a short account of the siege.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's History of the Indian Medical Service, ii, 161, 260].

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