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Biographical entry Tuson, John Edward (1829 - 1908)

MRCS April 25th 1851; FRCS June 12th 1863; MD St Andrews 1862.

3 July 1829
24 December 1908
General surgeon


Born on July 3rd, 1829, the son of Edward William Tuson (qv). He was educated at St George's and the Middlesex Hospitals and entered the service of the Bengal Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on June 17th, 1853. He was appointed to the honorary rank of Surgeon General on Sept 8th, 1884, when he retired. In 1855 and 1860 he served in the campaigns on the North-West Frontier of India, being present with the expedition into the Mirarzai Valley, with the Mahsud Waziri Expedition in 1860, and in the Indian Mutiny campaign, including the disarming of the Mooltan population, the operations in Rohilkund, and the action of Nuzeena. He was awarded the Medals for these campaigns, was mentioned in dispatches, and received the thanks of the Commander-in-Chief. After his retirement he resided at Eastbourne, latterly at Bankside, Silverdale Road, where he died on Dec 24th, 1908.

On a New Bullet Extractor and Explorer invented by the Author.
Measures adopted at Umballa to Stamp out Small-pox, 1870.
Observations on the Efficacy of Burning Sulphur Fires in Epidemics of Cholera, with Addenda regarding Disease Germs, 5th ed, 8vo, London, 1884.
The Hypodermic Injection of Neutral Sulphate of Quinine in Intermittent Fever. Treatment of Spasmodic Stricture of the Urethra by Belladonna.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Brit Med Jour, 1909, i, 193].

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