Blackrie, Alexander (DNB00)

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BLACKRIE, ALEXANDER (d. 1772), apothecary, was a native of Scotland, and for nearly forty years carried on his business at Bromley, Kent, where he died 29 May 1772. In October 1763 he contributed a letter to the ‘Scots Magazine,' in which he exposed the secret of Dr. Chittick's cure for gravel. This letter was expanded into a volume, and published in 1760 under the title, ‘A Disquisition on Medicines which dissolve the Stone; in which Dr. Chittick's Secret is considered and discovered.' A second edition, enlarged and improved, appeared in 1771.

[Gent Mag. xlii. 295; Scots Mag. xxxiv. 278; Watt's Bibl. Britt i. 1l8.]