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.
(Volume II, page 396)
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