Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps (Assigned to Third Northern General Hospital)
Biography: Son of Gregor Burgess, Achnacoille ; born Cromdale, 21 August 1850 ; educated Fordyce Academy and Aberdeen Grammar School ; graduated M.A. with First Class Honours in Mathematics at Aberdeen in 1868; M.B. (Camb.) ; F.R.C.P. (Lond.) ; elected Perpetual Fellow, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge ; studied at various continental Universities, including Prague, Wurzburg and Vienna. Professor Burgess then settled in Sheffield, and was for many years on the staff of Sheffield General (afterwards Royal) Hospital where he became Senior Physician, holding also the post of Lecturer in Medicine in Sheffield University College, and, on the foundation of Sheffield University, he became Professor of Medicine. He was one of the members of the Sheffield Medico-Chirurgical Society chosen in 1890 to visit Berlin and report on Professor Koch's treatment of tubercular disease. At the outbreak of war Professor Burgess was appointed Officer in Charge of the Medical Section, Third Northern General Hospital, with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. The strain of the work proved at length too much for his strength, and he died in Sheffield on 17 January 1917.
Date of Death: 17 January 1917
Burial Details: Name recorded on Fulwood Memorial, Sheffield.
Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.
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