Alexander Armstrong (1818 - 1899):
Alexander Armstrong was born in Crahan, County Fermanagh, and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and in Edinburgh. As a doctor he joined the navy and spent four years in this capacity, searching the polar regions for Sir John Franklin's expedition. He served in the Crimean War, in North America and in Malta and became Director-General of the medical department of the navy. He was knighted and elected Fellow of the Royal Society. His journal Personal Narrative of the Discovery of the North-West Passage, for which he won the Gilbert Blane Gold Medal, was published in 1857, and Observations on Naval Hygiene in 1858.
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