b.1720 d.February 1802
MD Rheims(1742) LRCP(1752) Hon DCL Oxon(1792) FRS
Daniel Peter Layard, M.D., was a doctor of medicine of Rheims of 9th March, 1742. He was elected physician-accoucheur to the Middlesex hospital in April, 1747; but, his health giving way shortly afterwards, he retired for a time to the continent. On his return to England he settled at Huntingdon, and practised there for some years with eminent success. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 3rd July, 1752. About 1762 he quitted Huntingdon, and, returning to London, soon got into extensive practice as an accoucheur. Dr. Layard died at Greenwich in February, 1802, in the eighty-second year of his age. He was a fellow of the Royal societies of London and Gottingen, and a vice-president of the British Lying-in hospital, of which he had been one of the founders. He was brother to Mary Anne duchess of Ancaster, and father to the dean of Bristol. In 1792 he had the honorary degree of D.C.L, conferred upon him by the university of Oxford. Dr. Layard contributed some papers to the " Philosophical Transactions," and published—
An Essay on the Contagious Distemper among the Horned Cattle in these Kingdoms. 8vo. Lond. 1757.
Essay on the Bite of a Mad Dog. 8vo. Lond. 1762.
An Account of the Somersham Water in the county of Huntingdon. 8vo. Lond. 1767.
Pharmacopoeia in Usum Gravidarum Puerperarum, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1776.
(Volume II, page 181)
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