David Clerk (fl1746-1768)

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Physician-in-Ordinary to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh

David Clerk studied anatomy under Alexander Monro ''primus'' between 1742 and 1745, was admitted as a member of the Royal Medical Society in 1743, and graduated from the University in 1746 with the degree of MD for a dissertation on rheumatism. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and in 1751 was one of the first two Physicians-in-Ordinary appointed to the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh; he held this post until his death in 1768 and was succeeded for a short period by John Hope (1725-1786), Professor of Botany in the University.

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