Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison Cockburn James Balfour
334 Surgeon Major James Balfour Cockburn
MRCS Eng (1851) MD (Ed 1852) LM (1854) LSAL (1852) 29 Apr 1830 [Guernsey] – 1 June 1907 [St Peter Port Guernsey]
Surgeon Major James Balfour Cockburn was the son of James Cockburn and Mary Louisa Corbin. He obtained the Diploma of Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons on 2 May 1851 and his Diploma in Midwifery on 18 January 1854. He was a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries.
Surgeon Major James Balfour Cockburn entered the Army Medical Department as an Assistant Surgeon on 3 March 1854. He served in the Eastern Campaign of 1854 – 1855 and took part in the expedition to Kertch and Yenikali. He was present in the siege of Sebastopol. He received the Crimea Medal with clasp and the Turkish Medal. He published:
Case of fracture of the base of the skull with recovery. AMD Report Vol 13 (1871).
Case of fracture of the jaw through the neck of the right condyle from a blow on the opposite side of the face. AMD Report Vol 7 (1865).
Case of syphilitic alopecia treated with Less' mercurial and vapour bath. Lancet Vol 1 (1867).