Lives of the fellows

Robert Robertson

b.c.1742 d.1829
MD Aberd(1779) LRCP(1793) FRS

Robert Robertson, M.D., was born in Scotland about 1742, and educated as a surgeon, in which capacity he entered the navy in 1768. He was created doctor of medicine by the university of Aberdeen 12th February, 1779; and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1793, about which time he was appointed physician to Greenwich hospital. Dr. Robertson died at Greenwich in 1829, aged eighty-seven. He was a fellow of the Royal and Antiquarian Societies, and the author of—
A Physical Journal kept on board H.M. Ship " Rainbow," during three voyages to the Coast of Africa and the West Indies; with a Particular Account of the Remitting Fever which happened on that coast in 1769 in H.M. Sloop " Weasel." 4to. Lond. 1779.
Observations on Jail, Hospital, or Ship Fever, from 4th April, 1776, to 30th April, 1789, made in various parts of Europe and America, and on the Intermediate Seas. 8vo. Lond. 1789.
An Essay on Fevers; in which their theoretic genera, species, and various denominations are, from experience and observation of thirty years, reduced to their characteristic genus, febrile infection, and the cure established on philosophic induction. 8vo. Lond. 1790.
Observations on the Diseases incident to Seamen. 4 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1807.
Synopsis Morborum: a Summary View or Observation on the Principal Diseases incident to Seamen or Soldiers. 2 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1810.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 426)

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