Daily entries from the 17th century London diary
John Knight, who had been Sergeant-Surgeon to Charles II from 1660; Master of the Barber-Surgeons' Company 1663-64; in 1664 promoted to direct the medical affairs of the King's army and fleet as the first appointment of 'Surgeon-General of all the forces in England and Wales', during the Second and Third Dutch Wars. Sources: http://www.defence.gov.au/dpe/dhs/infocentre/pu... and L&M Companion
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