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Reid, David Boswelllocked

  • Edward J. Gillin


Reid, David Boswell (1805–1863), physician and inventor of ventilation systems, was born at Edinburgh, the second son of Dr Peter Reid and Christian, eldest daughter of Hugo Arnot of Balcormo. His younger brother was Hugo Reid.

His father, Peter Reid (1777–1838), ...

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