Authorised form of nameBaillie; Matthew (1761 - 1823)
Dates1761 - 1823
Place of birthShotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of birth27 October 1761
Place of deathDuntisbourne, Gloucestershire
Date of death23 September 1823
Dates and placesBurial:
Parish church of Duntisbourne Abbots, Gloucestershire
Research fieldMedicine
Glasgow University; Balliol College, Oxford; AB (1786, Oxon); MB (1786, Oxon); MD (1789, Oxon)
Taught anatomy; Physician, St George's Hospital (1789); gave up lecturing and Physician's post to concentrate of medical practice, moving to Grosvenor Square; Physician Extraordinary to George III; wrote 'The morbid anatomy of some of the most important parts of the human body', (London 1793)
FCP (1790)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election03/06/1790
Royal Society activityLectures:
Croonian 1791
RelationshipsSon of Rev James Baillie and Dorothea, sister of William and John Hunter (anatomists), ie he was their nephew. William bequeathed him £5,000, his house in Great Windmill Street, and use of his museum for 30 years; married (5 May 1791) Sophia Denman, sister of Thomas Denman (FRS 1833); brother of Joanna Baillie, poet
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA5910
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/000185Baillie, Mathewnd
EC/1790/09Baillie, Matthew: certificate of election to the Royal Society
L&P/9/213Paper, 'Of the immediate causes of muscular action [Croonian Lecture, November 1791]' by Matthew Baillie1791
L&P/9/118Letter, 'An account of a particular change of structure in the human ovarium' from Matthew Baillie to John Hunter1788
L&P/9/90/1Letter, 'An account of a remarkable transposition of the viscera' from Matthew Baillie to John Hunter1788
L&P/9/90Paper, 'An account of a remarkable transposition of the viscera' by Matthew Baillie1788
PT/16/28Paper, 'An account of the effect of mercurial vapours on the crew of His Majesty's Ship Triumph in the year 1810' by William Burnett[1823]
IM/005346Baillie, Matthew1993
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