Lives of the fellows

Thomas Skeete

b.1757 d.29 May 1789
MD Glasg(1785) LRCP(1787)

Thomas Skeete, M.D., was born in Barbadoes. After studying for six years with Mr. Farre, an eminent surgeon in the island, the father of Dr. John Richard Farre, a well-known London physician, to be subsequently mentioned, he was sent to England, and entered as a pupil at Guy’s hospital. He then proceeded to Edinburgh, and after a two years’ course of study in that university removed to Glasgow, and graduated doctor of medicine there on the 8th February, 1785. Dr. Skeete settled in London; was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 2nd April, 1787; and was elected physician to Guy’s hospital in 1788. He died from disease of the liver 29th May, 1789, aged thirty-two. He was the author of—
A Treatise on Peruvian Bark. 8vo. Lond. 1786.
A Representation of the Uncandid and Extraordinary Conduct of John Coakley Lettsom at the Election for Physician to the Finsbury Dispensary. 8vo. Lond. 1786.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 369)

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