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Authorised form of nameWillan; Robert (1757 - 1812)
SurnameWillan
ForenamesRobert
Dates1757 - 1812
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Hill, near Sedburgh, Yorkshire, England (12 November 1757)
Death:
Madeira (12 April 1812)
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Research Field:
Dermatology
Education:
MD (1780, Edinburgh)
Career:
Started to practice in Darlington (1781); Physician, Public Dispensary, London, upon its establishment (1783); classical scholar and antiquary; first in England to classify skin diseases; wrote "Description and treatment of cutaneous diseases" (1798-1808); went to Madeira after developing symptoms of consumption
Memberships:
FSA
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
23/02/1809
RelationshipsSon of Robert Willian, doctor and Quaker
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Royal Society codeNA3237
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1808/14Willan, Robert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/68/607Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians; Pall Mall East, S.W.1.22 September 1925
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