George Fordyce M.D., F.R.S (1736–1802): physician–chemist and eccentric

  title={George Fordyce M.D., F.R.S (1736–1802): physician–chemist and eccentric},
  author={Noel George Coley},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  pages={395 - 409}
  • N. Coley
  • Published 22 September 2001
  • Medicine
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Educated at Aberdeen and Edinburgh at the height of the ‘golden age’ of Scottish medicine, George Fordyce came to London, where he began to lecture on chemistry and medical subjects. As a physician at St Thomas's Hospital he became an authority on fevers, but his scientific interests remained wide. He studied the animal fluids involved in digestion, the effects of heat on the body, the applications of chemistry to agriculture and industry, and the gain in weight of metals on calcination, among… 
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