Sunday, November 20, 2011

James Guthrie, Army Surgeon

One of the heroes of the Peninsular War, in the opinion of my soldiers, was Army Surgeon James Guthrie. The article explains why the soldiers and officers had such a high opinion of him.

(The image at right is a mezzotint published by William Walker in 1853 of an earlier portrait by Henry Room.)

Despite the bad conditions under which they worked, Guthrie and his assistants had a very good recovery rate.