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Biographical entry Kays, Martin Thomas (1789 - 1867)

MRCS April 5th 1822; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844; MD.

October 1789
Crosbane, County Mayo
21 December 1867
General surgeon


Born at Crosbane, Co Mayo, in October, 1789, and received his professional training at the Middlesex Hospital and other schools. He entered the Bombay Army as Assistant Surgeon on April 4th, 1823, being promoted to Surgeon on Dec 24th, 1835. He saw active service in Burma (1824-1825), for which he received the Medal, and was for fifteen years Assay Master and Mineralogist of the Bombay Mint. He retired on Oct 13th, 1855, and died at his residence, 66 Porchester Terrace, W, on Dec 21st, 1867. He is noted by Lieut-Colonel Crawford (History of the Indian Medical Service) as one of the twenty-nine officers of the IMS who were elected Fellows on Aug 26th, 1844. His photograph is in the Fellows' Album.

The Revised "Assay Table".

The Royal College of Surgeons of England