Lives of the fellows

Grant David Yeats

b.1773 d.14 November 1836
AB Oxon(1793) AM(1796) MB(1797) MD(1814) FRCP(1815)

Grant David Yeats, M.D., was the son of David Yeats, M.D., was born in Florida, in 1773, and educated at Hertford college, Oxford. He proceeded A.B. 15th October, 1793; A.M. 25th May, 1796; M.B. 4th May, 1797. He spent two winter sessions at Edinburgh, and one in London, when he commenced the business of his profession at Bedford, where he assisted in the establishment of the Bedford General infirmary, and at a later period of the Lunatic asylum near that town, to both of which institutions he was nominated physician.

He accompanied John duke of Bedford to Dublin, in the capacity of private physician, on the appointment of that nobleman to the Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland, in March, 1806, and remained there until his grace’s return in April,1807, when he resumed his position at Bedford. He graduated doctor of medicine at Oxford, as a member of Trinity college, 7th June, 1814; and about that time removed to London. Dr. Yeats was admitted a Candidate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1814; a Fellow 30th September, 1815. He was Gulstonian lecturer in 1817; Censor, 1818; and Croonian lecturer in 1827.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society 1st July, 1819, and died at Tunbridge Wells, 14th November, 1836, and was the author of—
Observations on the Claims of the Moderns to some Discoveries in Chemistry and Physiology. 8vo. Lond. 1798.
An Address on the Nature and Efficacy of the Cow Pox in preventing the Small Pox. 8vo. 1803.
A Statement of the Early Symptoms which lead to Water in the Brain. 8vo. Lond. 1815.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 137)

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