Lives of the fellows

Robert Daun

b.16 April 1785 d.14 June 1871
MD Aberd(1813) LRCP(1814)

Robert Daun, M.D., was born at Insch, in Aberdeenshire, 16th April, 1785, and was the eldest son of the clergyman of that parish. He was educated at the grammar school of Elgin, and at King’s college, Aberdeen, where he took a degree in arts in 1803. In the following year he was appointed assistant surgeon in the army and went out to India. On his return to England he exchanged into the Scots Greys, and was with them at Waterloo, and afterwards with the army of occupation in Paris. He went again to India, served there for some years, and finally returned to England in 1825. He graduated doctor of medicine at Aberdeen 21st October, 1813, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1814, and died at Edinburgh 14th June, 1871, aged eighty-six, being then deputy inspector-general of hospitals. Dr. Daun’s reasoning powers are said to have been "of a high order, his favourite pursuits being the higher mathematics and theology."(1)

William Munk

[(1) Medical Times and Gazette of July 1, 1871, p. 24.]

(Volume III, page 119)

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