Lives of the fellows

William Black

b.1749 d.December 1829
MD Leyden(1772) LRCP(1787)

William Black, M.D., was born in Ireland, and received his medical education at Leyden, where he proceeded doctor of medicine 20th March, 1772 (D.M.I. de Diagnosi, Prognosi, et Causis Mortis in Febribus). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 2nd April, 1787, and died at Hammersmith in December, 1829, in the eightieth year of his age. He was the author of—

Observations Medical and Political on the Small-pox, the Advantages and Disadvantages of general Inoculation, and on the Mortality of Mankind at every Age. 8vo. Lond. 1781.
An Historical Sketch of Medicine and Surgery from their Origin to the Present time. 8vo. Lond. 1782.
A Comparative View of the Mortality of the Human Species at all Ages. 8vo. Lond. 1788.
Reasons for Preventing the French, under the Mask of Liberty, from Trampling on Europe. 8vo. Lond. 1792.
A new edition of General Monk’s Observations on Military and Political Affairs. 8vo. Lond. 1796.
A Dissertation on Insanity, extracted from between Two and Three Thousand Cases in Bedlam. 8vo. Lond. 1810.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 367)

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