Lives of the fellows

Andrew (Sir) Halliday

b.? d.7 September 1839
Kt MD Edin(1806) LRCP(1819)

Sir Andrew Halliday, M.D., was born at Dumfries and educated for the church, but left that profession for physic which he studied at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 24th June, 1806 (D.M.I. de Pneumatosi). He practised for a short time at Hales-worth, near Birmingham, and afterwards served on the staff of the army, both in Portugal and Spain, was at the assault of Bergen op Zoom, and at the battle of Waterloo. He attended William IV, when duke of Clarence, in his journeys abroad in quest of health, and he resided for some time with his royal highness in the capacity of domestic physician. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December,1819, and through the influence of the duke of Clarence was knighted by George IV in 1821.

Sir Andrew Halliday eventually proceeded to the West Indies as inspector of hospitals, but returned in a few years utterly broken in health, when he retired to Dumfries. He had on the 4th November, 1817, been admitted a licentiate of the Edinburgh College of Physicians, and on the 7th August, 1827, was admitted a fellow of that body. Sir Andrew Halliday died at Dumfries 7th September, 1839.

He was the author of—
Observations on Emphysema, or the Disease which arises from the effusion of air into the cavity of the Thorax. 8vo.
Remarks on the present state of the Lunatic Asylums in Ireland. 8vo. Lond. 1808.
Observations on the Fifth Report of the Commissioners of Military Inquiry. 8vo. 1820.
Observations on the present state of the Portuguese Army. 4to. 1811.
A Memoir of the Campaign of 1815. 4to. 1816.
A History of the House of Brunswick and Lunenburgh (from materials partly collected by the Rev. Geo. Gündell, A.M., Chaplain General to the Hanoverian Army). 4to. 1820.
Annals of the House of Hanover. 2 vols. 8vo. 1826.
A General View of the present state of Lunatics and Lunatic Asylums in Great Britain and Ireland, and in some other kingdoms. 8vo. Lond. 1828.
The West Indies: the natural and physical History of the Windward and Leeward Colonies. 8vo. Lond. 1837.
A Letter on Sickness and Mortality in the West Indies. 8vo. Lond. 1839.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 211)

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