Lives of the fellows

Nathaniel Hulme

b.17 June 1732 d.28 March 1807
MD Edin(1765) LRCP(1774) FRS(1794)

Nathaniel Hulme, M.D., was born in Yorkshire in 1732, and educated at Edinburgh, where he took the degree of doctor of medicine in 1765 (D.M.I. de Scorbuto). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 28th March, 1774, and in the same month was appointed physician to the Charterhouse. He was also physician to the London Lying-in hospital. Dr. Hulme was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 10th July, 1794. He fell from the top of his staircase to the basement, and surviving the accident a few days only, died on the 28th March, 1807, aged seventy-five. Conceiving that the church is adapted for the living and the churchyard for the dead, he was interred at his own request in the pensioners’ burial-ground of the Charterhouse, where a gravestone presents the following inscription:—
Here lie the remains of
Nathaniel Hulme, M.D.,
who was born on the 17th June, 1732,
and died on the 28th March, 1807.
He was elected physician to the Charterhouse
on the 17th of March, 1774,
and continued so to the time of his death.
He practised medicine during a long course of years
with advantage to his patients, and with honour to himself.

Dr. Hulme’s portrait, by Medley, was engraved by Branwhite. He was the author of—
Libellus de Naturâ, Cansâ, Curationeque Scorbuti: with a Proposal for preventing the Scurvy in the British Navy. 8vo. Lond. 1768.
A Treatise on the Puerperal Fever. 8vo. Lond. 1772.
Oratio de Re Medica Cognoscenda et Promovendâ, habita apud Societatem Medicam Londinensem die xviii. Jan. 1777. Cui accessit Via tuta et jucunda Calculum solvendi in Vesicâ Urinariâ inhærentem, ab Historiâ Calculosi Hominis confirmata. 8vo. Lond. 1777.
A Safe and Efficacious Remedy, proposed for the Relief of the Stone and Gravel, the Scurvy, Gout, &c., and for the Destruction of Worms in the Human Body. 4to. Lond. 1778.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 298)

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