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Michael Cheese

Monument of Michael Cheese at St Johns Church, Calcutta

Michael Cheese
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Sacred to the memory of the late
Surgeon on the Honble Company"s Bengal Establishment,
and garrison surgeon of Fort William.
Dedicated by public contribution,
in token of the high and well merited esteem of this community
for the enlarged and practical philanthropy of theat gentleman"s character.
Perhaps never had the remains of a Christian in India been followed to their tomb
with more heartfelt and expressed regret,
than were manifexted by the numerous assemblage
of all classes of the society of this place,
who attended his funeral on the 15th January 1816,
he had long exercised his professional talent
with an ability which did nonor to him as a practitioner of medicine,
and with a magnificence worthy of the religion he professed,
if a change of air, or expensive nutriments were desirable
but could not be afforded from the resources of a patient,
Mr Cheese supplied the means;
and when all the human endeavours proved unavailing,
his purse was ever open to clothe and support the destitute mourners,
in the society of his equals
such was also the cheerful benighnity of his manners,
that he was ever a welcome guest
alike to the children and to the heads of the family.

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