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Biographical entry Widmer, Christopher (1780 - 1858)

MRCS March 4th 1803; FRCS (by election) Aug 26th 1844.

15 May 1780
Toronto, Canada
General surgeon


Born on May 15th, 1780, was appointed Surgeon's Mate, unattached, in June, 1801, and was gazetted Assistant Surgeon to the 14th Dragoons on Aug 15th, 1805, promoted to Surgeon on Oct 24th, 1811, joined the Staff on Nov 5th, 1812, and retired on half pay on Feb 25th, 1817. His active service included the Peninsula (1808-1814) and the United States (1814). On retiring from the Army he started practice at Toronto, Canada, became one of the two principal practitioners, and died there in 1858.

Sources used to compile this entry: [W B Geikie, Canad Jour Med and Surg, 1909, xxv, 283. Johnston's RAMC Roll, No 2519].

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