Lives of the fellows

John Fordyce

b.1716 d.?
MD Aberd(1756) LRCP(1757)

John Fordyce, M.D., was born in the north of Scotland, and received his medical education at Leyden, where, on the 1st December, 1737, when twenty-one years of age, he was inscribed on the physic line. He left Leyden without taking a degree, and settling at Uppingham, practised for several years as a surgeon apothecary. Having realised a competency he disposed of his business there to Dr. Garthshore; was created doctor of medicine by Marischal college, Aberdeen, 7th March, 1756, and settling in London, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 4th April, 1757. His name disappears from the list of 1760. He was the author of—
Historia Febris Miliaris et de Hemicrania. 8vo. Lond. 1758.

From the last-named disease, hemicrania, Dr. Fordyce had himself suffered long and most severely. He cured himself by drachm doses of the valeriana sylvestris in powder taken three or four times a-day.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 212)

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