Lives of the fellows

Thomas Blair

b.1764 d.15 April 1853
MD Edin(1792) LRCP(1794)

Thomas Blair, M.D., was born in Scotland, and educated at Edinburgh, where he took his degree of doctor of medicine 12th September, 1792 (D.M.I. de Respiratione). He then repaired to Leyden for further improvement; returned to England, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1794; and, settling at Lewes, practised there for several years. When the army returned after the battle of Corunna, some detachments of the troops were quartered near Lewes, and among them typhus fever prevailed to a great extent. Dr. Blair was appointed to the charge of these men, and for his skill and attention on this occasion he received the thanks of the duke of York. In 1814 Dr. Blair removed to Brighton, where he continued to practise with considerable repute until within a few years of his death, which occurred on the 15th April, 1853, at the advanced age of eighty-nine. Dr. Blair took an active part in the establishment of the Sussex county hospital, and was for many years one of its physicians.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 435)

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