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Sir William Linton (1801-1880), Army physician
Sitter in 4 portraits
Linton entered the Army Medical Department in 1826 and, after serving in Canada, the Mediterranean and the West Indies, was appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Hospitals of the Army in the Crimea. He was present at every action until the fall of Sevastopol and had care of the barrack hospital in Scutari until the British forces came home. In 1857 he was appointed Inspector-General of Hospitals, and shortly afterwards he proceeded to India to assume the post of Principal Medical Officer of the European army. He held these offices throughout the Indian mutiny. In 1859, as a reward for his services, Linton was appointed an honorary physician to Queen Victoria.
by Jerry Barrett