Born in Milan, he studied medicine before leaving to avoid being enlisted in Napoleon's army. After practicing medicine in Greece, Turkey, Spain, and Portugal, he joined the British Navy and sailed to the West Indies. There he learned English and married an Englishwoman. He later moved to London, where he practiced as a physician and writer. He is credited with carrying out the first medical autopsy on an Ancient Egyptian Mummy which he described to the Royal Society of London in 1825.
- A catechism of facts : or, Plain and simple rules respecting the nature, treatment, and prevention of cholera (1832)
- Extracts from a work on counter-irritation, its principles and practice (1839)
- The sumbul : a new Asiatic remedy of great power against nervous disorders, spasms of the stomach cramp, hysterical affections, paralysis of the limbs, and epilepsy (1859)
- What killed Dr Granville's mummy?, Stephanie Pain, New Scientist, issue 2687, 1 January 2009.
- Moscucci, Ornella (September 2004). "Augustus Granville". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online). doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/11299.
- "Mummy Autopsy was Wrong". BBC. 29 September 2009. Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
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