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George Hogarth Pringle
Family Name: Pringle  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: George Hogarth
DOB 22 December 1830
DOD 31 March 1872 
Place of Birth: Kintail, Ross-shire, Scotland
Place of Death: At sea 
Age at Death: 41
Qualifications: LRCS Ed 1852
MD Ed 1852
FRCS Ed 1870
Speciality: Ship's surgeon 
Other Occupations:
Spouse: Annie Oakes Byrnes
Children: James Hogarth Pringle b.1863 Parramatta, NSW
Voyages: "Emeu" from Suez arr. Sydney 13 August 1858
  • "Emeu" from Suez arr. Sydney 10 September 1859
  • "Emeu" from Suez arr. Sydney 14 March 1860
  • "Parramatta" dep. Sydney for London 6 February 1872
  • Came out as: Ship's surgeon 
    Date Settled Aus: 1859
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1859 NSW No. 500
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Edinburgh 1854 (AMJ)
  • Crimea 1855 (AMJ)
  • Parramatta, NSW 1860-1872 (Brown)
  • Positions Held: Resident Surgeon at the Edinburgh Cholera Hospital, 1854 (AMJ)
  • Surgeon on hospital ship in the Crimea 1855 (Macintyre)
  • Surgeon Cunard and P&O Lines 1855-1859 approx. (Macintyre)
  • Publications: Blood in snake-poisoning [letter]. Australian Medical Journal 1868:285-6
  • To the editor. Sydney Morning Herald 30 January 1868 [letter describing the use of carbolic acid in treating a gunshot wound]
  • Notes: According to the shipping record he was from Scotland at the time of his voyage in 1858 and was 28 years old at the time of his voyage in 1859
  • According to his article in the AMJ he had spent time in America, India and Ceylon
  • According to Macintyre his letter to the SMH in January 1868 describing the use of carbolic acid was the first case report in Australia demonstrating the success of Listerism
  • He died on board "Parramatta" after leaving Sydney for the UK
  • Acknowledgments: Information from Peter Hobbins was added to this record in June 2011
    References: New South Wales Medical Board. Register of Medical Practitioners 1868 [George Hogarth Pringle, Parramatta, registered 4 October 1859, LRCS Ed 1852 MD Ed 1852]
  • Mariners and ships in Australian Waters [website]
  • Brown K.M. Medical practice in old Parramatta. Sydney, 1937
  • Ford E. Bibliography of Australian medicine 1790-1900. Sydney, 1976
  • Macintyre I. George Hogarth Pringle 1831-1872. Surgeons' News 2005;4(1):104 [born Hyndlee, near Hawick, trained Edinburgh etc]
  • Macintyre I. George (183072) and his son James Hogarth (18631941) Pringle: unsung surgical pioneers. Journal of Medical Biography 2008;16:155-61
  • Brown GH, Munk W. Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of London 1826-1925 [George Hogarth Pringle, MD, FRCS Ed and Annie Oakes Byrnes his wife]
  • Shipping Gazette. Sydney Mail and NSW Advertiser 10 February 1872 [Dr and Mrs Pringle and family on "Parramatta" for London]
  • Deaths. Sydney Morning Herald 10 August 1872 [on board the ship Parramatta homeward bound, George Hogarth Pringle...]
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    last updated 20-03-2016


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