Lieutenant-Colonel William Frederick Harvey CIE FRCPE FRSE (1873-11 September 1948) was a Scottish expert on public health, serving for many years improving conditions in India.
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The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) is a medical royal college in Scotland. It is one of three organisations that sets the specialty training standards for physicians in the United Kingdom. It was established by Royal charter in 1681. The college claims to have 12,000 fellows and members worldwide.
India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.
Harvey, the son of Robert Harvey, attended Dollar Academy then studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh graduating MA in 1893 and MB in 1897.
Dollar Academy, founded in 1818 by benefaction of trader John McNabb, is an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Scotland. The open campus occupies a 70-acre (280,000 m2) site in the centre of the town of Dollar in Central Scotland. The school is at the foot of the Ochil Hills and is surrounded by Clackmannanshire countryside.
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In 1905/6 he received a Diploma in Public Health.He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries.
In 1907 he was posted to Sierra Leone to work on a cure for trypanosomiasis. From 1908 he was stationed in India with the Royal Army Medical Corps. As part of the Indian Medical Service he was based at Kasauli.
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In the First World War he was initially based in Bombay, on training duties, then served with the Sanitary Division of the ADMS in Mesopotamia and was Mentioned in Dispatches. He was the joint creator, with Robert J. Blackham, of the "Harvey-Blackham" pattern used on St John’s Ambulances in the Far East.
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Returning again to India he served as Director of the Central Research Institute of India. He was awarded the Order of the Indian Empire in 1921. He retired from the Indian Medical Service in 1925 and returned to Scotland to live in Edinburgh.
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In 1926 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His proposers were Alexander Gray McKendrick, James Hartley Ashworth, Arthur Crichton Mitchell and David Waterston. He served as the Society’s Vice President from 1946 to 1948.
He died in Edinburgh on 11 September 1948.
He was married to Jean Sutherland in 1910.
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