Fordyce G

General Information
Last Name: 
Fordyce
First Name: 
George
Exact DOB: 
Sunday, November 18, 1736
Exact DOD: 
Tuesday, May 25, 1802
Place of Birth: 
Aberdeen
Place of Death: 
London
Countries Active In: 
Scotland
England
Towns and Regions Active In: 
London
Edinburgh
Notes about Geographical Activity: 
Started medical school at Edinburgh in 1754 and graduated in 1758. He then moved to London
Education
Education/Training: 
Studied medicine with William Cullen at Edinburgh and defended a dissertation entitled "De catarrho" in 1758; attended John Hunter's lectures at Chelsea Physic Garden; studied with Bernard Albinus in Leiden.
Qualifications: 
MD from Edinburgh; Royal College of Physicians (1787); Literary Club (1774); FRS (1776); Assisted John Hunter in the establishment of the Society for the Improvmenet of Medical and Chirurgical Knowledge (1793); Lyceum Medicum Londinense (1785)
Activities and Career
Active in Chemistry: 
Yes
Chemical Activities: 
Taught lectures on chemistry and materia medica; wrote Elements of Agriculture and Vegetation (1765) Elements of the Practice of Physic (1770); A Treatise on Digestion and Food (1791); Dissertations on Fever (1794-1803)
Published on Chemistry: 
Yes
Notes on Career: 
Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians from 1765; Physician to St Thomas's Hospital from 1770