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Authorised form of nameRussell; Alexander (1715 - 1768)
Dates1715 - 1768
NationalityBritish
Place of birthEdinburgh, Scotland
Date of birth1715
Place of deathHis house in Walbrook
Date of death28 November 1768
OccupationPhysician
ActivityEducation:
Studied medicine, Edinburgh. MD (Glasgow); LCP (1760)
Career:
Physician to the English factory, Aleppo, Turkey, and had a large practice (ca 1740-1755); published 'The natural history of Aleppo and parts adjacent' (1756); Physician, St Thomas' Hospital, London (1759-1768); was attended at his death bed by William Pitcairn (FRS 1770) and John Fothergill (FRS 1763)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election06/05/1756
RelationshipsSon of John Russell, lawyer, and his second wife; brother of William Russell (FRS 1777); half brother of Patrick Russell (FRS 1777)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Notes:
Where is Walbrook?
Royal Society codeNA7880
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/003927Russell, Alexandernd
L&P/5/31Letter, 'Inoculation in Arabia' from Patrick Russell to Alexander Russell5 May 1768
L&P/3/425Letter, 'An earthquake at Aleppo' from Patrick Russell to Alexander Russell2 December 1759
EC/1756/05Russell, Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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