Lives of the fellows

Alexander Stuart

b.1673 d.15 September 1742
MD Leyden(1711) LRCP(1720) MD Cantab(1728) FRCP(1728) FRS

Alexander Stuart, M.D., a Scotchman, who, on the 14th December, 1720, being then thirty-six years of age, was entered on the physic line at Leyden and, graduated doctor of medicine there 22nd June, 1711 (D.M.I, de Structurá et Motu Musculari, 4to.), was admitted a Licentiate of the College 25th June, 1720. He was created doctor of medicine at Cambridge (comitiis Regiis) 1728, and was physician in ordinary to the queen, in which capacity he was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 2nd September, 1728. He was Censor in 1732 and 1741. Dr. Stuart was appointed physician to the Westminster hospital on its establishment in 1719, and one of the six physicians to St. George’s hospital, appointed at the first general board, held 19th October, 1733, when he resigned his office at the Westminster. He held his office at St. George’s for a short period only, resigning it 9th July, 1736. He was a fellow of the Royal Society, and a member of the Royal Academy of Sciences; from the former he received the Copley medal for his researches into the structure and action of muscle. Dr. Stuart died 15th September, 1742. His only published work, an amplification of his inaugural essay, was his
Dissertatio de Structurâ et Motu Musculari. 4to. Lond. 1738.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 109)

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