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Atkinson, James (1780-1852), orientalist

Stanley Lane-Poole and Parvin Pursglove

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/847

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Atkinson, James (1780-1852), orientalist, was born in the county of Durham on 9 March 1780. After studying medicine at Edinburgh and London, he accepted the post of medical officer on board an East Indiaman. In 1805 he was appointed an assistant surgeon in the Bengal service, and placed in medical ...

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