Historical Research: 5 Tidbits about Educating Physicians — 4 Comments

  1. Fascinating tidbits. My 4 x Great Grandfather James Watson, graduated as a doctor of medicine from Edinburgh University in 1812. His inaugural dissertation was on the Hydrothorax. Unfortunately I have been unable to find his birth or marriage records.

      • He and his wife had 10 children – 4 boys and 6 girls. He unfortunately outlived all his sons, two died in infancy, one died aged 22 on completing his medical studies and the fourth caught a fever in the discharge of his professional duties as a surgeon on the brig Fire Fly and died after 35 days of illness aged 26. So sad!

        I assume that both boys did their medical training at Edinburgh University, like their father.