Lives of the fellows

Daniel Maclachlan

b.1807 d.15 June 1870
MD Glasg LRCS Edin FRCP(1859)

Daniel Maclachlan spent part of his childhood at Oban and part at Glasgow, where he was a pupil of the Grammar School. He went on to the University to study medicine and took the Edinburgh diploma in 1827. In the same year he enlisted in the army as a hospital assistant and volunteered to serve in West Africa. He returned in the next year to join the 79th Highlanders as assistant surgeon. Maclachlan, who took his doctor’s degree at Glasgow in 1830, was appointed, in 1840, physician and surgeon to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, where he remained until poor health forced him to retire in 1863. For the remainder of his life, he carried on a limited practice at Ventnor. A well-informed and able, but not brilliant, physician, he was the author of A Practical Treatise on the Diseases and Infirmities of Advanced Life (1850) and of several papers. He married in 1834 and had two sons and a daughter.

G H Brown

[Medical Times and Gazette, 1870; Roll of Army Medical Service, 4270; W. I. Addison, Roll of Graduates of the University of Glasgow, 1727-1897, 1898, 391]

(Volume IV, page 110)

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