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Biographical entry Darling, William (1802 - 1884)

MRCS Nov 21st 1856; FRCS June 14th 1866; MD New York 1842; AM LLD Vermont.

Dunse, Scotland, UK
25 December 1884
New York, New York, USA


Born at Dunse, in Scotland. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and went to America in 1830, where he studied medicine in the University Medical School, New York. Here he took his degree, devoting his time to the study and teaching of anatomy, in which subject he obtained a considerable reputation.

He returned to England in 1842, and in 1856 became a member of the College; in 1866, at the age of 64, he passed the examination for the Fellowship. About 1862 he was appointed Professor of Anatomy in the University of New York, and established a fine anatomical collection. He died at New York on Christmas Day, 1884, at the age of 82. His portrait is in the College Collection, but is not identified.

Anatomography, or Graphic Anatomy, fol., London, 1880.
A small Compend of Anatomy.
Essentials of Anatomy.

Sources used to compile this entry: [Dict. Nat. Biog. The Times, 1885, Jan 7th. Boston Med. and Surg. Jour., cxii, 22].

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