Chisholm, Colin (DNB00)

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CHISHOLM, COLIN, M.D. (d. 1825), medical writer was in 1796 acting as surgeon to H.M.'s Ordnance in Grenada, an office which he resigned in 1798 (Royal Kalendar). A few years later he fixed his residence at Bristol, where he long enjoyed a lucrative practice. His latter days were chiefly spent in retirement on the continent. He died in Sloane Street, London, in the beginning of 1825 (Gent. Mag. vol. xcv. t. i. pp. 647-8). Besides papers in various medical periodicals, such as the ‘Medical Repository,' Duncan's ‘Medical Commentaries,’ Duncan’s ‘Annals of Medicine,’ &c., Chisholm was the author of: 1. ‘An Essay on the Malignant Pestilential Fever introduced into the West India Islands from Boulam, on the coast of Guinea, as it appeared in 1793 and 1794,’ 8vo, London, 1795 (second edition, much enlarged, 2 vols. 8vo, London, 1801). 2. ‘A Letter to John Haygarth, M.D., exhibiting further evidence of the infectious nature of the Pestilential Fever in Grenada ... and in America,’ &c., 8vo, London, 1809. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society on 24 Nov. 1808.

[Watt's Bibl. Brit.; Biog. Dict. of Living Authors, 1816.]

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