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Authorised form of nameCunningham; David Douglas (1843 - 1914)
SurnameCunningham
ForenamesDavid Douglas
Dates1843 - 1914
Dates and placesBirth:
Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland (29 September 1843)
Death:
31 December 1914
ActivityEducation:
Edinburgh University. MB; CM (1867)
Career:
Entered the Indian Army (1868); studied mycology on the Continent; went to India and worked on tropical diseases, especially cholera; Professor of Physiology, Medical College, Calcutta (1879); set up a laboratory in the Calcutta Presidency General Hospital; Surgeon Major, Bengal Medical Service (by 1888); Honorary Surgeon to the Viceroy of India; Fellow of the University of Calcutta; resigned due to ill health
Honours:
CIE 1893
Memberships:
FLS
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
6/06/1889
RelationshipsSon of Rev W B Cunningham, minister of Prestonpans, and his wife the daughter of David Douglas of Reston
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc Series B 1915-1917 vol 89 pp xv-xx signed by D P
References:
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
Royal Society codeNA6158
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/Maull/001018Cunningham, David Douglasnd
NLB/3/429Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Douglas Cunningham, Fellow of the Royal Society, the Medical College, Calcutta7 June 1889
NLB/3/693Copy letter from Herbert Rix, to Professor David Douglas Cunningham, Fellow of the Royal Society, 9 London Street, Calcutta17 September 1889
NLB/17/105Copy letter from Theodore E James, to Messrs Harrison & Sons19 July 1898
NLB/16/57Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to W T Thiselton-Dyer, Fellow of the Royal Society21 January 1898
NLB/35/710Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Joseph Larmor, Secretary, Royal Society9 July 1907
RR/9/131Referee's report by Francis Darwin, on a paper 'On the relations of particular structural features' by David Douglas Cunningham1883
RR/9/133Letter from George Gabriel Stokes, on a paper 'On the relations of particular structural features' to David Douglas Cunningham7 July 1883
RR/9/132Letter from David Douglas Cunningham, on his paper 'On the relations of particular structural features' to the Secretary of the Royal Society4 July 1883
RR/13/310Referee's report by David Douglas Cunningham, on a paper 'An investigation on the variability of the human skeleton: with especial reference to the Naqada race discovered by Professor Flinders Petrie in his explorations in Egypt' by Ernest Warren20 June 1897
EC/1889/08Cunningham, David Douglas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/28/124Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Professor Augustus Edward Hough Love, Fellow of the Royal Society13 January 1904
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