Lives of the fellows

George Macaulay

b.? d.16 September 1766
MD Padua(1739) Ex LRCP(1746) LRCP(1752)

George Macaulay, M.D.—A doctor of medicine of Padua, of 16th April, 1739; was admitted an Extra-Licentiate of the College of Physicians 24th September, 1746. In 1752 he removed to London, and on the 25th June of that year was admitted a Licentiate. He was physician and treasurer to the Lying-in hospital in Brownlow-street. About the year 1756, as Dr. Denman tells us, there was a consultation of the most eminent obstetricians in London to consider the moral rectitude of and advantages which might be expected from the induction of premature labour in certain cases of contracted pelvis; when the plan received their general approval, and it was decided to adopt it for the future. The first case in which it was considered necessary was undertaken with success by Dr. Macaulay in 1756. He died the 16th September, 1766.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 181)

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