Lives of the fellows

George Darling

b.? d.30 April 1862
MD Aberd(1815) LRCP(1819)

George Darling, M.D., was born in Edinburgh and educated as a surgeon, in which capacity he entered the service of the East India company and took two or three voyages to India. He settled in London as a general practitioner in partnership with Mr. (afterwards Dr.) Neil Arnott. Relinquishing that department of practice he graduated doctor of medicine at Aberdeen 1st April, 1815; and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1819. He settled in Russell-square and enjoyed for many years a lucrative practice in the northern districts of the metropolis.

He was much employed by artists, and numbered among his friends and patients Hilton, Hayden, Wilkie, Chan-trey, and Sir Thomas Lawrence. He was also intimate with Sir James Mackintosh, whose family gave Dr. Darling, as a token of friendship for his assiduous medical attendance on their father, a valuable diamond snuff-box which Sir James had received as a present from the queen of Portugal.(1) Dr. Darling died at Russell-square 30th April, 1862.

William Munk

[(1) Proceedings of Med. Chir. Soc. of London. Vol. iv, p. 194.]

(Volume III, page 205)

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