b.1748 d.29 May 1830
MD Edin(1780) Ex LRCP(1784) LRCP(1795)
Robert Hamilton, M.D., was descended from a Scottish family of respectability, but was born at Coleraine, in Ireland, in 1748, and received his medical education at Edinburgh, where he took his degree of doctor of medicine 24th June, 1780 (D.M.I. de Nicotianæ Viribus in Medicinâ, ut et de ejus malis effectibus in usu communi et domestico); immediately after which he entered the army as a surgeon. He was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 8th January, 1784; and a Licentiate, 30th March, 1795. Dr. Hamilton practised first at Dorchester, and afterwards at Ipswich, where he obtained , a respectable share of business. Ere long he became totally blind. He survived this affliction more than thirty years, and died at Ipswich, 29th May, 1830, in the eighty-second year of his age. He was the author of—
Remarks on the Means of Obviating the Fatal Effects of the Bite of a Mad Dog, or other Rabid Animals. 8vo. Ipswich. 1785.
The Duties of a Regimental Surgeon considered; with Observations on his General Qualifications. 2 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1788.
Practical Hints on Opium considered as a Poison. 8vo. Ipswich. 1791.
Observations on Scropliulous Affections. 12mo. Lond. 1791.
Rules for Recovering Persons recently Drowned. 8vo. Lond. 1795.
Observations on the Marsh Remittent Fever, and on the Water Canker and Leprosy: with Memoirs of his Life. 8vo. Lond. 1801.
(Volume II, page 443)
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