17721861, Mar 18
a British military surgeon. In 1794 he was appointed to a flank battalion commanded by Sir Eyre Coote, in the expedition under Sir Charles (later Earl) Grey which landed at Martinique in the early part of that year. He was present at the reduction of Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Guadeloupe. The force to which he was attached suffered great hardships, but remained healthy until the fall of Fort Matilda completed the surrender of Guadeloupe, when yellow fever broke out in the 35th and 70th regiments, then stationed at Saint-Pierre, Martinique. Pym was ordered to take medical charge through the outbreak, which lasted from 1794 to 1796, when it is estimated that nearly sixteen thousand troops died.
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