Lives of the fellows

Alexander (Sir) Douglas

b.1738 d.28 November 1812
MD St Andrews(1760) LRCP Edin(1796) FRCP Edin(1796) LRCP(1796)

Sir Alexander Douglas, Bart., M.D., was the only son of Sir Robert Douglas, bart., author of the Peerage of Scotland, by his wife Margaret, eldest daughter of Sir James Macdonald, bart. Of his history I can recover but few particulars. He was entered on the physic line at Leyden 17th September, 1759, being then twenty-one years of age, and was created doctor of medicine at St. Andrew’s, 11th July, 1760. On the 10th May, 1796, he was admitted a licentiate of the College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and one week later on the 18th May, 1796, a fellow of that college. On the 30th September, 1796, he was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians of London. He lived at Dundee (whether he really practised physic I know not); and died there 28th November, 1812, although his name is retained on the College list until 1822.(1)

William Munk

[(1) Anderson’s Scottish Nation, vol. ij, pp. 49—59; Douglas and Wood’s Peerage of Scotland, vol. ij, p. 14]

(Volume II, page 460)

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