Lives of the fellows

Alexander Peter Buchan

b.1764 d.5 December 1824
MD Leyden(1793) LRCP(1802)

Alexander Peter Buchan, M.D., was born in 1764 at Sheffield, where his father, Dr. William Buchan, the author of "The Domestic Medicine," was then practising. He received his preliminary education at the High school of Edinburgh, whence he was transferred to the university where he completed his classical and commenced his medical studies. Removing, after a time, to London, he attended the lectures of William and John Hunter, and of Dr. George Fordyce, and completed his professional curriculum at Leyden, where he graduated doctor of medicine 11th July, 1793 (D.M.I. de Phthisi Pulmonali). Dr. Buchan was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 12th April, 1802. He was appointed physician to the Westminster hospital in 1813, resigned that office in 1818, but was re-elected in 1820, and died at his house in Percy-street 5th December, 1824, aged 61, and was buried in the west cloister of Westminster abbey.

Dr. Buchan published a translation of Daubenton’s Observations on Indigestion and the Efficacy of Ipecacuanha in removing it. 8vo. Lond. 1807. He edited Dr. Armstrong’s Account of the Diseases of Children. 12mo. Lond. 1808, and was the author of—
Enchiridion Syphiliticum, or Directions for the Conduct of Venereal Complaints. 12mo. Lond. 1797.
A Treatise on Sea Bathing, with remarks on the Use of the Warm Bath. 8vo. Lond. 1801.
Bionomia, or Opinions concerning Life and Health, introductory to a Course of Lectures on the Physiology of Sentient Beings. 8vo. Lond. 1811.
Venus sine Concubitu. 12mo. Lond. 1818.
Symptomatology, or the Art of Detecting Disease. 12mo. Lond.1824.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 5)

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