Lives of the fellows

Sayer Walker

b.1748 d.9 November 1826
MD Aberd(1791) LRCP(1792)

Sayer Walker, M.D., was born in London, and educated as a dissenting minister. For some years he presided over a congregation of presbyterian dissenters at Enfield, but after a time his mind took a bias towards medicine, the study of which he commenced in London and completed at Edinburgh. He was created doctor of medicine by the university of Aberdeen 31st December, 1791; and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 25th June, 1792. He devoted himself to midwifery and the diseases of women and children, and in June, 1794, was elected physician to the city of London Lying-in hospital. Dr. Walker died at Clifton, whither he had retired a few years previously, on the 9th November, 1826, in the seventy-eighth year of his age. He was the author of—
A Treatise on Nervous Diseases, in which are introduced some Observations on the Structure and Functions of the Nervous System, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1796. Observations on the Constitution of Women, and on some of the Diseases to which they are more especially liable. 12mo. Lond. 1803.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 423)

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