George Hume Weatherhead, medical writer, was born in Berwickshire in 1789 or 1790. He was entered in the Navy List of Medical Officers in 1814. 
He graduated M.D. at Edinburgh University on 1 August 1816. He was admitted a licentiate of the College of Physicians on 27 March 1820. He was Senor Physician and one of the Trustees of the Royal Free Hospital; Fellow of the Royal Medical and Chururgical Society; Member of the Hunterian Society; Honorary and Corresponding Member of the Royal Hufelandian Medical and Chirurgical Society of Berlin; Member of the British and Foreign Institute, and of the United Service Museum.
George Weatherhead was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on the convict ship Adrianon the voyage to New South Wales. He kept a Medical Journal from 31st March to 20 August 1830