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Thomas Alexander


1812 - 1860

Statue of Thomas Alexander, Prestonpans
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Statue of Thomas Alexander, Prestonpans

Military physician. Born in Prestonpans, where he is remembered by a statue. Alexander was Director-General of the Medical Department of the British Army. He improved the sanitary conditions in the army, and served as chief Medical Officer to the Light Division in the Crimean War, where he worked hard to alleviate suffering.


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