Lives of the fellows

Thomas Coulson Carpenter

b.1778 d.10 October 1833
MD Glasg(1813) LRCP(1814)

Thomas Coulson Carpenter, M.D., was born in London, and in October,1794, when about sixteen years of age, went out as surgeon’s mate on board H.M. sloop Providence, then starting on a voyage of discovery to the North Pacific ocean under the command of Captain W. R. Broughton. The vessel was wrecked in Chinese waters in May, 1797, and Mr. Carpenter in her. In the following month he was discharged from his engagement, and returned to England.

He practised for some time as an apothecary, but withdrawing from that branch of the profession, proceeded to Glasgow, attended the medical classes from 1811 to 1813, and graduated doctor of medicine there 9th May, 1813 (D.M.I. de Corpore Vivo). He was disfranchised of the society of Apothecaries 30th March, 1814, and was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 4th April, 1814. Dr. Carpenter settled at Lyme Regis, co. Dorset, and became recorder of that town. He died at Birmingham whilst on his way to Buxton for the benefit of his health, on the 10th October, 1833, aged fifty-five. He is commemorated by a mural tablet in the church of Lyme Regis.

William Munk

(Volume III, page 118)

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