Lives of the fellows

Alexander Robert Sutherland

d.24 May 1861
MD Edin(1805) LRCP(1808) FRCP(1836)

Alexander Robert Sutherland, M.D., was of Scotch extraction, but was born in Westminster, where his father was in extensive and respectable business as an apothecary. He was educated at St. Peter’s, Westminster, but was not on the foundation. His medical studies were pursued chiefly at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 12th September, 1805 (D.M.I. de Contagione). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1808,and in 1811 was elected physician to St. Luke’s hospital. Thenceforward he limited his practice to the treatment of insanity, and in that department acquired a high and well-merited reputation. Dr. Sutherland was admitted a Fellow of the College of Physicians 9th July, 1836. He resigned his office at St. Luke’s hospital in 1841, and shortly afterwards relinquished his practice to his son, Alexander John Sutherland, M.D., when he withdrew to Torquay, where he died 24th May, 1861, in the eightieth year of his age.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 68)

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