Lives of the fellows

Thomas Nelson

b.1768 d.11 March 1848
MD Edin(1799) LRCP(1800)

Thomas Nelson, M.D., was born in Staffordshire. He received a good classical education at Douay, and then entered on the study of medicine in London. In 1787 he commenced business as a surgeon-accoucheur, under the auspices of his maternal uncle, Dr. Savage, of Conduit-street; but after a time, becoming desirous of qualifying himself for a higher department of practice, he proceeded to Edinburgh, where, after a residence of three years, he took the degree of doctor of medicine 24th June, 1799 (D.M.I. de Frigoris Effectibus in Morbis sanandis). Dr. Nelson then returned to. London; was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 7th April, 1800; and through the introduction of Dr. Savage, then an aged man, and retiring from the profession, succeeded to much of his uncle’s practice. Dr. Nelson was an early promoter of vaccination, and was one of the physicians to the Vaccine Pock institution, in Warwick-street, Golden-square. He eventually withdrew from practice, and retired to Tunbridge-wells, where he died, 11th March, 1848, aged eighty.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 469)

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