b.1736 d.14 March 1820
Michael Underwood, M.D., was born in Surrey, and educated as a surgeon-apothecary, in which capacity he practised for several years. Eventually, however, he limited his practice to midwifery and the diseases of women and children, and was admitted by the College of Physicians a Licentiate in Midwifery 5th April, 1784. Shortly after this he obtained a degree of doctor of medicine from one of the Scotch universities. Dr. Underwood was physician to the British Lying-in hospital, and physician to the princess of Wales, whom he attended at the birth of the princess Charlotte. He died at Knightsbridge March 14, 1820, aged eighty-four, being the last surviving Licentiate in Midwifery of the College. Dr. Underwood was the author of—
A Treatise upon Ulcers of the Legs, Scrophulous Sores, and Mammary Abscesses. 8vo. Lond. 1783.
Surgical Tracts on Ulcers of the Legs. 8vo. Lond. 1788.
A Treatise on the Diseases of Children, with General Directions for the Management of Infants. 2 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1795.
(Volume II, page 336)
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