Biography and Notes
Deputy Surgeon-General Alexander Morison Dallas, Bengal Medical Service (retired) died at Ealing on 9th November. He was born on July 5th 1830, educated at Guy's Hospital, took the MRCS in 1855, and entered the Indian Medical Service as assistant surgeon on February 20th 1856; becoming surgeon on February 20th 1866; surgeon-major July 1st 1873; brigade surgeon on December 1st 1882; and reached the administrative grade as deputy surgeon-general on September 9th 1884.
Owing to ill health he was unable to put in the full term of five years in that rank, and retired on April 2nd 1889.
He was deorated with the CIE on May 29th 1886. He was serving in India at the time of the Mutiny but the Army List credits him with no war service. Most of his career was spent in civil employment in the Punjab. He entered the Gaol Department in that province in 1859, became Inspector-General of Gaols in 1863 and held that post for over twenty years, until promoted to administrative rank, when he became Surgeon-General of the Punjab.
In the following year, 1885, the local rank and title of surgeon general was withdrawn from the deputy suegeon-generals at the head of provincial civil medical administrations, and that of Inspector-General of Civil Hospitals sunstituted.
The British Medical Journal
November 30th 1912
Parents of Surg-General Dallas - The late Hon. Samuel Jackson Dallas born 1789 and died 1861 Jamaica married Margaret Morrison (dates not known). He owned several slaves in Jamaica in the 1820s.