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SAUNDERS, William (1743-1817)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-SAUNW
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: SAUNDERS, William (1743-1817)
Date(s): 1790
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Saunders | William | 1743-1817 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

William Saunders was born in Banff, Scotland in 1743. He graduated MD Edinburgh in 1765 and then came to live in London where he gained LRCP in 1769 and was elected physician at Guy's Hospital in 1770. He became FRCP in 1790 and held various College positions including Censor, Goulstonian lecturer (1792) and Harveian orator (1796). He became Physician Extraordinary to the Prince Regent in 1807. Saunders died at Enfield, Middlesex in 1817. [Source - Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians vol II p399].


Scope and content/abstract:

Text of oration on the improvement of medicine given by Saunders, 27 Jan 1790.

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Wellcome Library holds lecture notes of Saunders, c1785 (Ref: MSS 4371-72).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Cathy Thornton.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Compiled 30 Mar 2001; modified 2 Apr 2001, 14 Jan 2002.

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