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Sir William Linton (1801-1880), Army physician

Military physician; born 1801 at Kirkpatrick Fleming, Dumfriesshire. After studying at Edinburgh University entered Army medical department 1826; served in Canada, the Mediterranean and the West Indies before appointment as deputy inspector-general of hospitals of the 1st Division of the Army in Crimea; in charge of the barrack hospital, Scutari 1854–6; CB 1856; appointed inspector-general of hospitals 1857, and soon afterwards travelled to India to assume post of principal medical officer of European army; retired from active service 1863; KCB 1865; died 9 October 1880 at Skairfield, Dumfriesshire.

Carol Blackett-Ord

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Bostridge 2008
Bostridge, M., Florence Nightingale: The Woman and Her Legend, London, 2008.

[Newman] 1910
T.P.N. [Newman, T.P., ed.], ‘Letters from Scutari’, Friends’ Quarterly Examiner, vol.XLIV, 1910.

Seccombe 2004
Seccombe, T., ‘Linton, Sir William (1801–1880)’, rev. Claire E.J. Herrick, ODNB, Oxford, 2004.

Shepherd 1991
Shepherd, J., The Crimean Doctors, A History of the British Medical Services in the Crimean War, 2 vols, Liverpool, 1991.