Lives of the fellows

Thomas Dale

b.1749 d.21 February 1816
MD Edin(1775) LRCP(1786)

Thomas Dale, M.D., was the son of an American physician, who was not only a member of the Upper House of Assembly, but also a judge and justice of the peace at Charlestown, in South Carolina. Dr. Dale left America at an early age, and received his preliminary education at St. Paul’s school; whence he proceeded to Edinburgh, where, after a residence of five years, he took his degree of doctor of medicine 12th June, 1775 (D.M.I. de Erysipelate). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1786, and for a long series of years maintained a highly respectable position in the city of London. He died at his house in Devonshire-square, Bishopsgate, 21st February, 1816, aged sixty-seven, and was buried in Bunhill-fields. Dr. Dale was a good classical scholar, and was well acquainted with most of the European languages. He was one of the eight persons who instituted the Literary Fund. In 1790 he accepted the honorary office of registrar of the society, the duties of which he performed with great zeal for many years.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 362)

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