Lives of the fellows

William Butter

b.1726 d.23 March 1805
MD Edin(1761) FRCP Edin(1763) LRCP(1786)

William Butter, M.D., was born in the Orkneys in 1726, and educated at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 16th September, 1761 (D.M.I. de Arteriotomiâ). He was admitted a fellow of the College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1st November, 1763; and about that time settled at Derby, where he practised for several years, and acquired a moderate fortune. He removed to London in 1782; was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 26th June, 1786; and died at his house in Lower Grosvenor-street, 23rd March, 1805. We have from his pen—

A method of Cure for the Stone, chiefly by Injections; with Descriptions and Delineations of the Instruments contrived for those purposes. 12mo. Edinb. 1754.
Dissertatio de Frigore quatenus Morborum Causâ. 8vo. Edinb. 1757.
A Treatise on the Kink Cough, with an Account of Hemlock and its Preparations. 8vo. Lond. 1773.
An Account of Puerperal Fevers as they appear in Derbyshire. 8vo. Lond. 1775.
A Treatise on the Infantile Remittent Fever. 8vo. Lond. 1782.
An Improved Method of Opening the Temporal Artery, and a New Proposal for Extracting the Cataract. 8vo. Lond. 1783.
A Treatise on the Disease commonly called Angina Pectoris. 8vo. Lond. 1791.
A Treatise on the Venereal Rose. 8vo. Lond. 1799.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 360)

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