Weatherhead, George Hume (DNB00)

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WEATHERHEAD, GEORGE HUME (1790?–1853), medical writer, born in Berwickshire in 1789 or 1790, graduated M.D. at Edinburgh University on 1 Aug. 1816. He was admitted a licentiate of the College of Physicians on 27 March 1820, and died at The Cottage, Foot's Cray Park, near Bromley in Kent, on 22 June 1853.

Weatherhead was the author of: 1. ‘An Essay on the Diagnosis between Erysipelas, Phlegmon, and Erythema, with an Appendix on the Nature of Puerperal Fever,’ London, 1819, 8vo. 2. ‘A Treatise on Infantile and Adult Rickets,’ London, 1820, 12mo. 3. ‘An Analysis of the Leamington Spa in Warwickshire,’ 1820, 8vo. 4. ‘An Account of the Beulah Saline Spa at Norwood,’ London, 1832, 8vo; 3rd edit. 1833. 5. ‘A New Synopsis of Nosology,’ London, 1834, 12mo. 6. ‘A Pedestrian Tour through France and Italy,’ London, 1834, 8vo. 7. ‘A Treatise on Headaches,’ London, 1835, 12mo. 8. ‘A Practical Treatise on the Principal Diseases of the Lungs,’ London, 1837, 8vo. 9. ‘The History of the Early and Present State of the Venereal Disease examined, wherein is shown that Mercury never was necessary for its Cure,’ London, 1841, 8vo. 10. ‘On the Hydropathic Cure of Gout,’ London, 1842, 8vo; 2nd edit. 1843. He also translated from the French of Gabriel Laisné a treatise ‘On the Spontaneous Erosions and Perforations of the Stomach in contradistinction to those produced by Poisons,’ London, 1821, 12mo.

[Munk's Coll. of Phys. iii. 213; Brit. Mus. Cat.]

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