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PRE QUTB SHAHI QUTB SHAHI ASAF JAHI PRESENT  HYDERABAD GLOSSARY BIOGRAPHIES

EDWARD LAWRIE

(1846—1915 A.D.) Sergeant Major Edward Lawrie was born in Scotland in 1846. He received medical education at the Edinburgh Medical School. Dr. Lawrie worked as the British Residency surgeon and Principal of Hyderabad Medical School from 1885 to 1901.

He operated upon thousands of patients administering chloroform-anaesthesia, in Afzalgunj hospital, Hyderabad. He was a personal physician to Nizam VI. Dr.

Lawrie wrote a book on chloroform-anaesthesia and contributed many articles on the subject to leading medical journals of England. After Dr. Lawrie’s death in 1915, in appreciation of his services to the Nizam’s family, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, Nizam VII , sanctioned a pension of £600 per annum to his widow for life.



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