Lives of the fellows

Christopher Stanger

b.1759 d.21 September 1834
MD Edin(1783) LRCP(1789)

Christopher Stanger, M.D., was descended from a family which for several centuries possessed estates in the vale of Keswick. He was born at Whitehaven in Cumberland, where his father was a considerable and much respected merchant. He commenced his medical education by an apprenticeship to a surgeon at Newcastle-upon-Tyne; after which he proceeded to Edinburgh, where he took the degree of doctor of medicine 24th June, 1783 (D.M.I. de iis quæ ad Sanitatem con-servandam plurimum conferre videntur). He then visited the more celebrated medical schools upon the continent—Paris, Montpellier, Vienna, Gottingen, and Leyden; and, after an absence of four years, returned to England and settled in London. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1789; was appointed Gresham professor of physic in 1790; and physician to the Foundling hospital in 1792. He died 21st September, 1834, aged seventy-five. Dr. Stanger was a person of extensive attainments and great energy of character. He obtained much notoriety in his day by his contest with the College of Physicians. He was the author of—
A Justification of the Right of every well-educated Physician of fair character and mature age, residing within the jurisdiction of the College of Physicians of London, to be admitted a Fellow of that Corporation, if found competent. 8vo. Lond. 1798.
Remarks on the Necessity and means of suppressing Contagious Fevers in the Metropolis. 12mo. Lond. 1802.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 396)

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