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Sir William Linton

(1801-1880), Army physician

Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

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.

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Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy, by Samuel Bellin, published by  Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after  Jerry Barrett - NPG D43044

Florence Nightingale at Scutari. A Mission of Mercy

by Samuel Bellin, published by Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd, after Jerry Barrett
mixed-method engraving, 1858 (1857)
NPG D43044

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