Chandler, Benjamin (DNB00)

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CHANDLER, BENJAMIN, M.D. (1737–1786), surgeon, who practised for many years at Canterbury, was admitted extra-licentiate of the London College of Physicians on 31 Oct. 1783, and died on 10 May 1786. He wrote ‘An Essay towards an Investigation of the resent successful and most general Methods of Inoculation,’ 8vo, London, 1767, which was the earliest detailed account of the practice, and ‘An Injury into the various Theories and Methods of Cure in Apoplexies and Palsies,’ 8vo, Canterbury, 1785, which is a criticism of Cullen’s two chapters on that subject, and a comparison of his views with those of others and the results of his own experience.

[Munk’s Coll. of Phys., 1878, ii. 331; Chandler’s works cited.]

G. T. B.