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Biographical entry Macleod, Alexander Charles (1810 - 1914)

MRCS Nov 13th 1840; FRCS (by election) Aug 10th 1865; LKQCPI 1861; MRCP Lond 1861.

11 February 1810
Madras, India
20 July 1914
General surgeon


Born at St Thomé, Madras, on Feb 11th, 1810, the son of Superintending Surgeon John Macleod, Madras Army; entered the service of the HEIC, and was gazetted Assistant Surgeon in the Madras Army on March 8th, 1841. He was promoted Surgeon on Oct 26th, 1859, and Surgeon Major on March 8th, 1861. He retired on Feb 26th, 1874. He saw much active service during the Mutiny of 1857-1858. For many years he was the Senior Officer on the Madras retired list, the Senior on the Bengal list being the centenarian, H B Hinton. Macleod died on July 20th, 1914.

Macleod was the author of an obsolete treatise:-
Acholic Diseases: comprising Jaundice, Diarrhoea, Dysentery and Cholera, with a Preliminary Dissertation on Bile, the Bilious Function and the Action of Cholagogues, 8vo, London, 1866.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Crawford's History of the Indian Medical Service, ii, 267].

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