b.1783 d.28 April 1835
MD Edin(1804) LRCP(1821)
John Vetch, M.D., was born in the East Lothians, and studied at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 12th September, 1804 (D.M.I. de Partibus Irritabilitate præditis). He entered the army, and served for several years. On his return to England he settled in London, and on the 16th April, 1821, was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians. Dr. Vetch died in Charterhouse-square 28th April, 1835, aged fifty-two.
He was the author of—
An Account of the Ophthalmia which has appeared in England since the Return of the British Army from Egypt. 8vo. Lond. 1807.
Observations relative to the Treatment by Sir William Adams of the Ophthalmic Cases of the Army. 8vo. Lond. 1818.
A Letter to the Right Honourable Lord Palmerston on the subject of the Ophthalmic Institution for the Cure of Chelsea Pensioners. 4to. Lond. 1819.
A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye. 8vo. Lond. 1820.
(Volume III, page 231)
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