Lives of the fellows

Walter Vaughan

b.1766 d.1828
MD Leyden(1786) LRCP(1792)

Walter Vaughan, M.D., was born in 1766, at Frome, in Somersetshire, and was the son of Walter Hamilton Vaughan, M.D., a much respected physician in that town. He received his preliminary education under a relative of his mother, a clergyman of the church of England, beneficed at Beverstone, in Gloucestershire. His medical education was commenced at Winchester, by an apprenticeship to a surgeon; after which he entered at the united Borough hospitals, and during the latter part of his abode in London resided with Dr. Babington. He then proceeded to Leyden, where he graduated doctor of medicine 18th July, 1786 (D.M.I. de Connubio Chemico). After travelling for some time on the continent he returned to London, and went from thence to Edinburgh, where he passed one medical session. He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 1st October, 1792. Dr. Vaughan then settled at Rochester, where he continued until his death in 1828. He was the author of—
An Exposition of the Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, containing the Prælectiones Anatomicæ of Ferd. Leber, translated from the original Latin. 2 vols. 8vo 1791.
An Essay, Philosophical and Medical, concerning Modern Clothing. 8vo. Rochester. 1792.
Evidence of the Superior Efficacy of the Yellow Bark, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1795.
Some Account of an Appearance in the Flesh of a Sheep. 8vo. 1813.
An Essay on Headaches and their Cure 8vo. Lond. 1825.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 424)

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