Surgeon and naturalist. Assistant surgeont to the East India Company. Superintendent of the botanic garden in Saharanpur, India, 1823–31. Professor of materia medica, King’s College, London, 1836. In charge of the East India House correspondence relating to vegetable productions, 1838. A founder of the Philosophical Club of the Royal Society, 1847. FRS 1837.
Sources: R. Desmond 1994, ODNB. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)