Clark, James (d.1819) (DNB00)

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CLARK, JAMES, M.D. (d. 1819), physician, practised for many years in Dominica, and had the honour of being appointed a member of his majesty’s council in that island. He was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. He died in Hatton Garden, London, on Jan. 1819 (Gent. Mag. vol. lxxxix. pt. i. p. 184). As the result of twenty-five years’ practice in the West Indies, Clark published ‘A Treatise on the Yellow Fever as it appeared in the Island of Dominica in the years 1793-4-5-6. To which are added Observations on . . . other West India Diseases; also, the Chemical Analysis and Medical Properties of the Hot Mineral Waters in the same Island,’ 8vo, London, 1797. He also wrote largely in the medical and scientific serials of the day, and was a member of various learned bodies, including the Royal Society, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Society of Antiquaries, and the Society of Arts.

[Biog. Dict. of Living Authors (1816); Reuss’s Alphabetical Register of Living Authors; Callisen’s Medicinisches Schriftsteller-Lexicon.]

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