Joseph Fayrer
Joseph Fayrer

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Joseph Fayrer 
Second son of the six sons and two daughters of commander Robert John Fayrer, RN. (1788-1849).
Date (from)(Date to)Event
6 December 1824 Born (Plymouth).
1840 Midshipman in Thames (W Indian mail steamer).
October 1844 Started medical study at Charing Cross Hospital.
1847 M.R.C.S.
1849 MD. at University of Rome.
9 October 1850 Assistant Surgeon at Fort William, Bengal.
July 1853 Residency surgeon at Lucknow.
4 October 1855 Married Bethia Mary, eldest daughter of Brigadier-general Andrew Spens, who was in command of the troops at Lucknow.
20 March 1856 Civil surgeon and Superintendent of charitable institutions, Lucknow.
March 1859 M.D. at University of Edinburgh.
29 April 1859 Professor of Surgery, Medical College, Calcutta.
January 1867 President of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
1868 C.S.I. (Companion of the Star of India).
1869 Surgeon to Viceroy, Lord Mayo.
29 June 1870 Surgeon Major.
1872 'The Thanatophidia of India, being a description of the venomous snakes of the Indian peninsula' (a standard work on this subject) published.
1872 Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London.
March 1872 Returned to England due to failing health.
8 December 1873 President of Medical Board of the India office.
8 December 1873 Retired from India army as Surgeon-general.
18751876Accompanied Prince of Wales to India.
1876 Honorary physian to Prince of Wales.
7 March 1876 K.C.S.I. (Knight Commander of the Star of India).
19 April 1877 Fellow of the Royal Society.
1878 Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons.
7 February 1896 Baronet.
21 May 1907 Died.
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