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c.1832 Born in Florence, a British subject, the son of Joseph Gamgee (1801-1895), a Scottish veterinary surgeon, and his wife, Mary Ann West. Dr Joseph Sampson Gamgee, a surgeon and pioneer of aseptic surgery, was his brother.
1861 Lived in Edinburgh, Doctor Of Veterinary Medicine and (Clerenery?) Surgeon, with Adeline Gamgee 29, Arthur Gamgee 19 (sic)
Appointed by the Privy Council to study a problem in cattle, he identified the threat of rinderpest from imported Baltic cows.
1876 He was the developer of the Glaciarium, the world's first mechanically-frozen ice rink.
He later became involved promoting refrigeration technology.
1889 Described himself as a physiologist. Presented a paper at the British Association, reproduced in The Engineer, on "The Cardium", a heat-driven device consisting of a mixture of gas and liquid in a closed vessel.
1890 Patent on improvement in steam boilers.
1891 Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, lived in Wimbledon, with Adeline Gamgee 59
1892 of The Laboratory, 3, Church-street, Westminster, S.W.
1893 Applied for a patent on a motor with exhaust maintained below the temperature of the environment, using working fluids in a refrigeration cycle, and another on improvements in vapour condensers.