Charles Bankhead, M.D., was born at Antrim, and received his early education at Londonderry. His professional studies were pursued at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June,1790 (D.M.I. de Hysteria). Returning to Ireland, he was appointed surgeon to the Londonderry militia, then commanded by the father of the celebrated lord Castlereagh. This served to introduce him to the notice and patronage of that noble family, and by their advice he removed to England. Dr. Bankhead was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1807, and about that time commenced business at Brighton. On the 24th February, 1816, he was gazetted physician extraordinary to the prince Regent, and about that time removed to London, and in 1821 was appointed physician extraordinary to the king. Eventually Dr. Bankhead withdrew to Florence, where he practised many years. He died 26th November, 1859, in the 92nd year of his age.