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Biographical entry Minter, John Moolenburgh (1816 - 1891)

MRCS Aug 25th 1837; FRCS Jan 8th 1857; LSA 1836; MD St Andrews 1862; Hon FKQCPI 1868.

15 December 1891
Plympton, Devon
General surgeon


Studied at Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals, entered the Royal Navy in 1837, and saw active service as Assistant Surgeon in HMS Implacable on the coast of Syria in 1840. In the Burmese War (1851), for service in the field, he was mentioned in dispatches and received the public thanks of the Governor-General of India. In 1861 he was appointed to travel with the Prince of Wales, afterwards King Edward VII, in Egypt, the Holy Land, etc, subsequently with the Prince and Princess, later Queen Alexandra, on the Continent. He also acted as Surgeon to the Royal Yacht. He was promoted in 1859 Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals at Malta; in 1872 Inspector-General of Hospitals at Plymouth. He was appointed Hon Physician to Queen Victoria and Hon. Surgeon to the Prince of Wales. He died at Mount Priory, Plympton, Devonshire, on Dec 15th, 1891.

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