Lives of the fellows

James Robertson Barclay

b.? d.1827
AB Oxon(1776) AM(1778) MB(1783) MD(1783) FRCP(1787)

James Robertson Barclay, M.D., was born in Fifeshire, and educated at Balliol college, Oxford, where he took the two degrees in arts, A.B. 19th April, 1776; A.M. 10th October, 1778; and in April, 1780, was elected one of the Radcliffe travelling fellows. As a member of University college he proceeded M.B. 10th October, 1783; M.D. 20th October, 1783; was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 10th April, 1786; and a Fellow, 25th June, 1787. He was Censor in 1787, 1792, 1800; Gulstonian lecturer, 1788; Harveian orator, 1789; Croonian lecturer, 1791; and was named an Elect 29th December, 1800. He was elected physician to St. George’s hospital 27th May, 1785, and continued in that office until 1800. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 18th November, 1790; was appointed physician extraordinary to the princess of Wales in 1799; and died, I believe, in 1827. He changed his name from Robertson to Barclay in October, 1799.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 371)

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