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G. T. Bettany

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Burnett, Sir William (1779–1861), naval physician, was born on 16 January 1779 at Montrose. He was educated at Montrose grammar school, and was apprenticed to a local surgeon, Dr Hunter. He then went to Edinburgh to pursue his medical studies but, soon after, entered the ...


James Lind (1716–1794) by John Wright (after Sir George Chalmers, 1783) Wellcome Library, London


Lind, James (1716–1794), naval surgeon and physician, was born in Edinburgh on 4 October 1716, the son of James Lind, a merchant, and his wife, Margaret Smelholme (Smellum), a member of an Edinburgh medical family. (He is not to be confused with his cousin ...


Trotter, Thomas (bap. 1760, d. 1832), naval physician, was born in Melrose, Roxburghshire, where he was baptized on 3 August 1760, the second son and third of five children of John Trotter, baker, and his wife, Alison. Trotter was educated at Melrose and Kelso Academy...