Lives of the fellows

Donald Mackinnon

b.? d.10 June 1849
MA Aberd MD Edin(1807) LRCP(1810)

Donald Mackinnon, M.D., was born in the Isle of Skye, and received his general education at King’s college, Aberdeen, where he took the degree of master of arts. His medical studies were pursued in Edinburgh, under the immediate direction of his relative, Dr. Alexander Monro, the professor of anatomy and physiology in that university. He graduated doctor of medicine at Edinburgh the 12th September, 1807 (D.M.I. de Epilepsia), shortly after which he settled in London, under the auspices of his uncle, Dr. Macqueen, and on the 25th June, 1810, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians.

Dr. Mackinnon practised for many years in London, and was physician to the Royal Caledonian asylum. Eventually he withdrew from practice, and retired to Tunbridge Wells; but ultimately returned to London, and died at his house in Norland-square, Notting-hill, on the 10th June, 1849.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 92)

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