Lives of the fellows

Andrew Douglas

b.1736 d.10 June 1806
MD Edin(1775) LRCP(1776)

Andrew Douglas, M.D., was born in Teviotdale, and received his medical education at Edinburgh. In 1756 he was appointed a surgeon in the navy, and served for some years with reputation in that capacity. He settled afterwards as a surgeon at Deal, but left it and returned to Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine in 1775 (D.M.I. de Variolæ Isitione). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1776; and then, settling in London, devoted himself to the practice of midwifery, and was for several years physician to the Charity for Delivering Poor Married Women at their own Houses. Having acquired a considerable fortune by marriage, Dr. Douglas relinquished practice, and in 1792 visited the continent. There he was detained, and it was not until 1796 that he obtained permission from the Directory to return home. In 1800 he removed to Ednam-house, Kelso, which he had recently purchased, and was on his way thence to London when he was taken seriously ill at Buxton, and died there 10th June, 1806, aged seventy. He was the author of—
Observations on an Extraordinary Case of Ruptured Uterus. 8vo. Lond. 1785.
Observations on the Rupture of the Gravid Uterus: with the Sequel of Mrs. Manning’s Case. 8vo. Lond. 1789.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 308)

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