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HomeContents > People > Photographers > George Michael James Giles

Dates:  1853, 20 December - 1916, 24 August

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A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Photographers in South and South-East Asia

Amateur, India
Indian Medical Service (Bengal), 1880-1901. St Mary’s, LSA, 1876; MRCS, 1876; MB (Hons), 1877; Certificate in Sanitary Science, 1880; FRCS, 1880; Civil Surgeon, South Africa, 1878-9; Surg, 1880, Surg-Maj, 1892; Lieut-Col, 1900; served in South Africa, operations against the Galekas, 1878; Zulu War, 1879.
Author: Report on Kala Azar and beri beri (1890); Tea garden sanitation (1891); Qawaid-i-Jarahat-i-Jahida, Antiseptic surgery in Urdu (1897); Handbook of gnats or mosquitos (1900); Notes on collecting and preserving mosquitos (1900); Climate and health in hot countries (1904); General sanitation and anti-malarial measures in Sekondi, the goldfields and Kumasi (1905).
Served as naturalist and photograpger with the Gilgit Mission 1885-86: reproductions from his photographs are used to illustrate W. S. A. Lockhart and R. G. Woodthorpe, The Gilgit Mission, 1885-86 (Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1889).
‘Fifteen small plates were also done for the Quartermaster General’s Department from photographs taken by Dr. Giles, who accompanied the Gilgit Mission.’[1]
Collections: BL Photo 1040; BL Mss Eur F143/145 

  1. Λ Annual Report of the Survey of India, Photographic Department, 1887-88, p. 86. 

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