John Anderson, son of Robert Anderson, received his medical education at the Manchester Royal Infirmary School of Medicine. After qualifying in 1861 and acting as house surgeon and house physician in the Royal Infirmary, he entered the army as an assistant surgeon in 1864. He first served for many years with the Royal Artillery in India, and was then stationed at Edinburgh and Camberley. He returned to India in 1880 as a member of the Marquis of Ripon’s personal staff and received the C.I.E. for his services. He retired from the army, with the rank of brigade-surgeon, in 1885, and thereafter practised in London, holding for some years the appointments of physician to the Seamen’s Hospital, Greenwich, and lecturer on diseases of tropical climates at St. Mary’s Hospital. Anderson married in 1877 Jessie Usher, daughter of J. U. Dunlop, and had two sons and two daughters. He died in North Kensington.
G H Brown
[Lancet, 1910; Roll of Army Medical Service, 6139]