Lives of the fellows

Columbus Macqueen

b.? d.24 July 1829
MD Edin(1777) LRCP(1795)

Columbus Macqueen, M.D., was the son of the Rev. Donald Macqueen, of Skye, a gentleman mentioned by Dr. Johnson in terms of respect and esteem. Our physician, after a sound general education at home under his father, proceeded to Edinburgh; and, after the usual course of study, took his degree of doctor of medicine 12th September, 1777 (D.M.I. de Mulierum Sanitate tuendâ). He then settled at Norwich, where he practised with considerable success for some years. About 1794 he removed to London, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1795. By the death of his wife’s father, Judge Potter, he became possessed of an ample fortune; and, being fond of agriculture, he withdrew from practice in 1807, and retired to the neighbourhood of Woburn. He died, at an advanced age, at Ridgemont house, Bedfordshire, on the 24th July, 1829.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 446)

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