The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Bedford, Lt-Col. Charles Henry
Bedford, Lt-Col. Charles Henry, D.Sc., M.D. Edin., M.R.C.S. Eng., etc., Indian Medical Service; Director, Central Excise Laboratory for India, Chemical Examiner to the Governments of India and Bengal, Professor of Chemistry, Calcutta Medical College; b. 1886; son of late P. W. Bedford, D.C.L. Oxford, Lit.D. Dublin, Ph.D. Heidelberg; Educ.: Edinburgh University; Entered Indian Medical Service, 1889; Major, 1901; Lt. Col. 1909; conducted the Government of India’s Investigation into the Quality, Manufacture, and Control of Alcoholic Liquors in India; was scientific and technical adviser to the Indian Excise Committee, 1905-6; President for India, 6th International Congress of Applied Chemistry, Rome, 1906; Chemical Examiner to the Punjab Government; Professor of Chemistry and Toxicology, Lahore Medical College, for several years; Examiner in Universities of Calcutta, Allahabad, and Punjab; Editor, Indian Medical Gazette. Publications: The Quality, Manufacture, and Control of Alcoholic Liquors in India (Report to the Government of India 1906); two books on chemical subjects; Elementary Hygiene for Indian Students; The Symptoms and Treatment of Poisoning; The History, Causation, and Prevention of the Enteric fever of India; a Memoir of F. W. Bedford, D.C.L.; various reports to Government on his researches in connection with Excise and Customs problems; papers on chemical, Indian medicolegal, and medical subjects, and several Archeological papers (Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot.), etc. Address: Kasauli, Punjab.