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Surgeon-Major G. C. Wallich, M.D

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THERE passed away in his eighty-fourth year, at Nottingham Place, Marylebone, on March 31, George Charles Wallich, L.R.C.S. Ed., Surgeon-Major on the Retired List of Her Majesty's Indian Army; and in his decease zoology has lost an honest devotee whose work has left its impress on the progress of the science. He was the eldest son of Nathaniel Wallich, F.R.S., Knight of the Royal Danish Order of Dannebrog, distinguished during the early half of the century for his work on Indian botany, he being superintendent of the Botanic Gardens, Calcutta, where G. C. Wallich was born in November 1815. He was educated at Beverley in Yorkshire, at Reading Grammar School, and at King's College, Aberdeen, and the Edinburgh University, where he graduated M.D. in 1836, becoming the following year a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons of that city. In 1838 he entered the Indian Army, and served as assistant-superintending surgeon in the Sutlej Campaign, and in 1847 he went through the Punjab wars, receiving the medal in commemoration of each. Eight years later he acted as field-surgeon during the Sonthal Campaign; and, invalided home in 1857, he two years afterwards settled at Guernsey, and afterwards at Kensington.

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