Lives of the fellows

James Gasking

b.1756 d.1817
MD Leyden(1789) FRCPE(1796) Ex LRCP(1820)

James Gasking, M.D., was born in 1756, and educated as a surgeon, in which capacity, after becoming a member of the corporation of Surgeons of London, he commenced his professional career at Plymouth. Having, in the course of eight or ten years realised a small competency, he determined to extend his studies and qualify himself for a physician. With this view he proceeded to Leyden, where he graduated doctor of medicine 10th June, 1789, and then returned to Plymouth to establish himself in his new position.

At a subsequent period, with a view to further improvement, Dr. Gasking passed a winter session at Edinburgh and once more returning to Plymouth, continued thenceforward in the active exercise of his profession to the last. He was admitted a Fellow of the Edinburgh College of Physicians 2nd February, 1796, and an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians of London 2nd June, 1820. Dr. Gasking died in 1817, aged sixty-one, and was buried in St. Andrew’s church, Plymouth.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 75)

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