Macdonald, Angus (DNB00)

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MACDONALD, ANGUS (1834–1886), medical writer, was of humble Aberdeen family. At the age of nineteen he obtained a bursary at King's College, Aberdeen, where he read divinity for a year with the intention of becoming a minister. Proceeding, however, to Edinburgh, where the medical school was then at its zenith, he turned to the study of medicine, and in 1801 graduated M.D. Settling in practice at Edinburgh, he became lecturer at Minto House, afterwards at Surgeons' Hall, and physician and clinical lecturer on the diseases of women in the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, physician to the Royal Maternity Hospital, Edinburgh, and fellow of the Royal College of Physicians there, he died on 10 Feb. 18S6, leaving a widow, two daughters, and five sons. He was author of 'The Bearings of Chronic Diseases of the Heart upon Pregnancy,' &c., London. 1878, and edited Jackson's 'Notebook of Materia Medica,' Edinburgh, 1871.

[Works in English Museum; Lancet, 1886. i. 378; Medical Directory, 1887; Times, 12 Feb. 1888.]

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