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Biographical entry Pilcher, Jesse Griggs (1839 - 1917)

MRCS April 15th 1860; FRCS Dec 9th 1869; LAH Dublin 1858; LRCS Edin 1858.

25 March 1839
3 July 1917
General surgeon


Born on March 25th, 1839, studied at Dublin and Edinburgh. He entered the Bengal Army as Assistant Surgeon on Oct 1st, 1860; after his batch, entry to the service was closed for five years. He was gazetted Surgeon on Oct 1st, 1872, Surgeon Major on July 1st, 1878; Brigade Surgeon on May 14th, 1888; and Deputy Surgeon General on March 29th, 1890. The greater part of his service was as Civil Surgeon at Howrah. He was at Darjeeling for two years as Superintendent of the Central Prisons at Allahabad, as Inspector-General of Civil Hospitals in Bengal and in the North-West Provinces. He retired on March 29th, 1895, latterly living at 133 Gloucester Road, London, SW, and died there on July 3rd, 1917.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit Med Jour, 1917, ii, 137].

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