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Biographical entry Steinhauser, John Frederick (1814 - 1866)

MRCS May 7th 1838; FRCS Feb 18th 1860.

29 May 1814
29 July 1866
Military surgeon


Born on May 29th, 1814. He entered the Bombay Army as Assistant Surgeon on July 29th, 1845, was promoted to Surgeon on May 2nd, 1862, and to Surgeon Major on July 29th, 1865. He saw active service in the Second Sikh or Punjab War of 1848-1849, being present at the siege and capture of Multan, for which he received the Medal. He was then for long Civil Surgeon of Aden, where he was an old-standing friend of Sir Richard Burton, who dedicated to him one of the volumes of his translation of the Arabian Nights in recognition of his Arabic scholarship. He died at Berne on July 29th, 1866.

Sources used to compile this entry: [The name is spelt STEINHUSER in the Fellows' Register].

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