Lives of the fellows

William Henry Robertson

b.September 1810 d.15 July 1897
MD Edin FRCP(1872) JP

William Robertson was an Edinburgh man and graduated at the University in 1830. After practising for a short time at Chesterfield, he settled permanently, about 1834, in Buxton. There he studied the effects of the local mineral waters on disease and came to the conclusion that, in certain cases of gout and rheumatism, they were valuable. He was an honorary physician to the Devonshire Hospital and Buxton Bath Charity for sixty years, and chairman of the trustees and board of management after 1866. He was also deeply concerned in the municipal development and welfare of Buxton and, when he died, was the oldest member of its bench of magistrates. His Guide to the Use of the Buxton Waters had by then reached its twenty-fourth edition. He was survived by his widow, a son and a daughter.

G H Brown

[Lancet, 1897]

(Volume IV, page 206)

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