b.1784 d.19 November 1868
MD Edin(1819) Ex LRCP(1824)
Joseph Brown, M.D., was born at North Shields, in 1784, and received his medical education at Edinburgh. He entered the medical service of the army, and joined the staff corps of Wellington. He was present at the battles of Busaco, Albuera, Vittoria, the Pyrenees, and gained warm commendation for his services. After the battle of Waterloo, Dr. Brown was with the army of occupation until its retirement from France. Returning to England he proceeded again to Edinburgh to continue his studies, and there graduated doctor of medicine 2nd August, 1819 (D.M.I. de Morbis Venereis). He was admitted an Extra-Licen-tiate of the College of Physicians of London 13th April, 1824.Dr. Brown settled at Sunderland, where he was much respected and greatly trusted. He was for many years physician to the Sunderland and Bishopwear-mouth infirmary. He died at Sunderland 19th November, 1868, aged eighty-four.
Dr. Brown was the author of several articles in the Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine; he contributed largely to one of the leading medical reviews, and was the author of—
Medical Essays on Fever, Inflammation, Rheumatism, Diseases of the Heart, &c. 8vo. Lond. 1828.
A Defence of Revealed Religion, comprising a Vindication of the Miracles of the Old and New Testaments from the attacks of Rationalists and Infidels. 8vo. Lond. 1851.
Memories of the Past, and Thoughts on the Present Age. 8vo. Lond. 1863.
The Food of the People. A Letter to Henry Fenwick, Esq., M.P., with a Postscript on the Diet of Old Age. 8vo. Lond. 1865.
(Volume III, page 284)
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