Lives of the fellows

Hugh Smith

b.? d.26 December 1790
MD Edin(1775) LRCP(1762)

Hugh Smith, M.D.—A doctor of medicine of Edinburgh, of 22nd April, 1755 (D.M.I de Sanguinis Missione); was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 22nd December, 1762. He was elected physician to the Middlesex hospital 5th August, 1756, and resigned that office 9th August, 1764. To him belongs the credit of having first delivered clinical lectures in that hospital. The permission to do so was sought from the governors on the 28th June, 1757, and was conceded on the 4th of August following. At the time of Dr. Smith’s death, which occurred at Stratford, Essex, 26th December, 1790, he was alderman of Tower ward. He was buried in the church of West Ham, in the north aisle of which a monument was erected to his memory. He published—
Essays Physiological and Practical, on the Nature and Circulation of the Blood, and on the Effects and Use of Blood-letting. 12mo. Lond. 1761.
Formulæ Medicamentorum in varias Medendi Intentiones concinnatæ. 12mo. Lond. 1763.
Medicamentorum Formulæ, or a Compendium of the Modern Practice of Physic. 12mo. Lond. 1768.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 241)

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