Lind, James

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Lind, James

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James Lind was a professionally trained physician in Scotland during the mid 18th century, where he co-founded the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
Lind was born the 17th of May 1736 to Alexander and Helen Lind. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1765 with an undergraduate degree in medicine. He next worked as a surgeon for the East India Company, sailing to China in 1766. By 1768 he received his doctorate degree, and on the 6th of November 1770 he became an official Fellow of the College of Physicians in Edinburgh. In 1772 Lind accompanied botanist Joseph Banks on a voyage to Iceland, and in 1777 he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. He settled in Windsor and became physician to the royal household. He married Ann Elizabeth Mealy and together they had four children; three daughters, Dorothy, Anne, Lucy and one son, Alexander. Lind died on the 17th of October 1812 in London.


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