The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Buchanan, Walter James
Buchanan, Walter James, M.D., Lt.-Col. Indian Medical Service; Editor, Indian Medical Gazette, Calcutta, since 1899; Inspector General of Prisons, Bengal; b. Londonderry, 1861: e.s. of late Robert Buchanan of Fintona, Tyrone; educ. Trinity College, Dublin; Vienna. B.A., M.B., Ch. etc.; Diplomate in State Medicine, Univ. Dublin; University Travelling Prizeman in Medicine; 1887; entered I.M.S., 1887; took part in Hazara Expedition, 1888; Lushai Expedition, 1890; Manipur Field Force, 1891; entered Civil Medical employ, Bengal, 1892; Superintendent, Central Jails, Bhagalpjir and Alipur; holds Delhi Durbar Coronation medal. Publications: Manual of Jail Hygiene (2nd ed. 1900); Article in Quain’s Dict. of Medicine on Liver Diseases (1902); articles on tropical diseases in medical papers. Recreation: golf. Address: The Bengal Secretariat, Writer’s Buildings, Calcutta. Club: East India United Service.