Lives of the fellows

Alexander Henderson

b.1780 d.16 September 1863
MD Edin(1803) LRCP(1808)

Alexander Henderson, M.D., was born in 1780, in Aberdeenshire, where he received the rudiments of his general education. He then removed to Edinburgh and graduated doctor of medicine there 12th September,1803 (D.M.I. de Modo, quo Musculi, Cerebrum atque ervi, Respiratione afficiuntur). Dr. Henderson was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1808, and then settled in London. He applied himself to literature, and contributed to some of the best publications of the time; among others, to the Encyclopædia Britannica and the Edinburgh Review. He died at Caskieben, Aberdeenshire, 16th September, 1863, aged eighty-three.

He was the author of—
A Sketch of the Revolutions of Medical Science, and Views relating to its Reform by P. J. G. Cabanis, translated from the French. 8vo. Lond. 1806.
An Examination of the Imposture of Ann Moore, the fasting woman of Tutbury. 8vo. Lond. 1813.
The History of Ancient and Modern Wines. 4to. Lond. 1824.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 69)

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