The New International Encyclopædia/Pringle, John
PRINGLE, prĭṉ′g‘l, Sir John (1707-82). An English physician, born at Stitchel, Roxburghshire, and educated at Saint Andrews, at Edinburgh, at Leyden, and in Paris. In 1734 he was appointed professor of metaphysics and moral philosophy in Edinburgh University. He settled in London in 1748, where he became physician to the Queen in 1761 and to the King in 1774. His most important work was done as an army sanitarian, in which field his Observations on the Diseases of the Army (1752) is regarded as a classic. His life by Kippis is prefixed to Six Discourses Delivered at the Royal Society (London, 1783).