chapter  5
James McGrigor in the Peninsula
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It is undeniable that during McGrigor’s tenure, and largely because of his reforms, signi cant improvements were achieved by the AMD in the lowering

of mortality, prevention of disease, e ciency of hospitals, the line of evacuation, production of returns and, to some extent, the status of medical o cers. It is not intended that this chapter will contradict any of those claims, although it will examine more critically the nature of McGrigor’s relationship with Wellington, especially in the context of McGrigor’s relationship with the AMB.