Lives of the fellows

Martin Wall

b.1746 d.21 June 1824
AB Oxon(1767) AM(1771) MB(1773) MD(1777) FRCP(1787) FRS(1788)

Martin Wall, M.D., was born at Worcester, and was the son of John Wall, M.D., a distinguished physician of that city. He was educated at Winchester, whence he was elected to New college, Oxford ; and as a member of that house proceeded A.B. 17th June, 1767; A.M. 2nd July, 1771; M.B. 9th June, 1773; M.D. 9th April, 1777. He studied medicine also at Edinburgh and at St. Bartholomew’s hospital. In 1774 Dr. Wall commenced practice as a physician at Oxford ; and on the 2nd November, 1775, was elected physician to the Radcliffe infirmary. In 1781 he was appointed reader in chemistry ; and on the death of Dr. Parsons, in 1785, was, after a sharp contest, elected lord Lichfield’s professor of clinical medicine. He was admitted a fellow of the Royal Society 5th June, 1788. Dr. Wall was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1786; a Fellow, 25th June, 1787. He delivered the Harveian oration in 1788. Dr. Wall died 21st June, 1824, in his seventy-eighth year. He contributed some curious papers to the "Transactions of the Manchester Literary Society," and published the following works:— The Medical Tracts of John Wall, M.D., collected, with the Author’s Life. 8vo. Oxford. 1780.
Dissertations on Select Subjects in Chemistry and Medicine. 8vo. Oxford. 1783.
Clinical Observations on the Use of Opium in Slow Fevers. 8vo. Oxford. 1786.
Malvern Waters : being a republication of Cases formerly collected by John Wall, M.D., and since illustrated by his Son. 8vo. 1806.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 372)

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