Lives of the fellows

Francis Home

b.? d.?
MD Edin(1800) LRCP(1801)

Francis Home, M.D., was a younger son of Dr. Francis Home, a distinguished ornament of the medical faculty in the university of Edinburgh, and the author of an elegant and useful work, the Principia Medicinæ. He went through the usual curriculum of arts in the college of Edinburgh, and then applied himself to the study of physic. He graduated doctor of medicine at Edinburgh 24th June, 1800 (D.M.I. de Phthisi), and with the view of joining the army in a medical capacity presented himself for examination at the College of Physicians, London, and was admitted a Licentiate 22nd December, 1801.

Almost immediately after this his views of a profession underwent a change. Adhering to the idea of a military life, he relinquished the profession of physic, and joined a regiment of the Guards as an officer. He served with distinguished gallantry from the battle of Fuentes d’Onor to the termination of the war at Waterloo.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 4)

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