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Charles (Sir) Scudamore

b.1779 d.4 August 1849
MD Glasg(1814) LRCP(1814)

Sir Charles Scudamore, M.D., was the third son of Mr. William Scudamore, a medical practitioner at Wye, in the county of Kent, where he was born in 1779. He was educated at Wye under the Rev. Philip Parsons, and was then apprenticed to his father. He spent three years at the United Borough hospitals and then settled in general practice at Highgate, where he remained for ten years. Having determined to qualify himself as a physician and practise in London he proceeded to Edinburgh, where he attended the medical classes in 1813, and graduated doctor of medicine at Glasgow 6th May, 1814 (D.M.I. de Arthritide). On the 30th September, 1814, he was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians, when he commenced practice in town and in 1820 was appointed physician to prince Leopold of Saxe-Gotha. He accompanied the duke of Northumberland, when lord lieutenant of Ireland, as his private medical attendant and was knighted by him at Dublin 30th September, 1829. Sir Charles Scudamore was accustomed to pass a portion of each year at Buxton, and he filled the office of physician to the Buxton Bath charity. Sir Charles died at his house in Wimpole-street from disease of the heart 4th August, 1849, aged seventy.

He was the author of-
An Analysis of the Mineral Water of Tunbridge Wells, with some Account of its Medicinal Properties. 8vo. Lond. 1816.
A Treatise on the Gout and morbid state of the Digestive Organs, with observations on Rheumatism. 8vo. Lond. 1816.
A Chemical and Medical Report of the Properties of the Mineral Waters of Buxton, Matlock, Tunbridge Wells, Harrogate, Bath, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1820.
An Essay on the Blood and on the circumstances which influence Coagulation, the nature of the Buffy Coat and state of the Blood in Disease, with an account of Alum as a styptic remedy in Hæmorrhage. 8vo. Lond. 1824.
Observations on the use of Colchicum Autumnale in the treatment of Gout. 8vo. Lond. 1825.
Observation on M. Laennec’s Method of forming a Diagnosis of Diseases of the Chest by the Stethoscope and Percussion. 8vo. Lond. 1826.
A Treatise on the Nature and Cure of Rheumatism with Observations on Rheumatic Neuralgia and on Spasmodic Neuralgia or Tic Douloureux. 8vo. Lond. 1827.
The Analysis and Medical Properties of the Tepid Springs of Buxton, with Cases and Observations. 8vo. Lond. 1830.
Cases illustrating the Remedial Power of the Inhalation of Iodine and Conium in Tubercular Phthisis. 8vo. Lond. 1834.
A Letter to Dr. Chambers on the Nature and Treatment of Gout. 8vo. Lond. 1839.
A Medical Visit to Gräfenberg to investigate the Water-cure Treatment. 8vo. Lond. 1843.
On Pulmonary Consumption and on Bronchial and Laryngeal Disease. 8vo. Lond. 1847.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 127)

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