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Authorised form of nameBlane; Sir; Gilbert (1749 - 1834)
SurnameBlane
ForenamesGilbert
Dates1749 - 1834
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Blanefield, Ayrshire, Scotland (27 August 1749)
Death:
His house in Sackville Street (27 June 1834)
ActivityEducation:
MD (1778, Glasgow)
Career:
Physician to the Fleet (1779-1783); Physician, St Thomas' Hospital (1783-1795); Physician Extraordinary to the Prince of Wales (1785); Physician in Ordinary to the King (George IV and William IV)
Honours:
Bt 1812
Memberships:
LCP
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
23/12/1784
Lectures:
Croonian 1788
RelationshipsElder brother of William Blane (FRS 1795)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Authority:
Date of birth from Munk's Roll
Obituaries:
Proc Roy Soc 1834-1835 No 18 pp 303-304
References:
Garland Cannon, 'Sir William Jones, Sir Joseph Banks, and the Royal Society' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 205-230
W P Griffith and P J T Morris, 'Charles Hatchett FRS (1765 - 1847), chemist and discoverer of niobium' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 299 - 316
Notes:
DNB gives date of death as 26 June 1834.
Royal Society codeNA8133
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
L&P/9/163/1Paper, 'An account of the Nardus Indica or spikenard' by Gilbert Blane1760
L&P/7/189Letter, 'Of a hurricane at Barbadoes' from Gilbert Blane to John Hunter22 December 1780
L&P/9/163/2Plate, 'Nardus Indica' by Gilbert Blane1790
L&P/9/163Paper, 'An account of the Nardus Indica or spikenard' by Gilbert Blane1790
L&P/9/103Paper, 'Muscular motion [Croonian Lecture]' by Gilbert Blane1788
L&P/9/48Letter, 'Some particulars relative to the production of Borax' from William Blane to Gilbert Blane1787
EC/1782/06Blane, Sir Gilbert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
EC/1784/11Blane, Sir Gilbert: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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