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Biographical entry Ure, Alexander ( - 1866)

MRCS Nov 7th 1834; FRCS Dec 11th 1843 one of the original 300 Fellows; MD Edin 1832.

13 June 1866
General surgeon


Born in Scotland early in the nineteenth century, studied at Edinburgh University, and settling in London soon acquired a large practice. He became Surgeon to the Westminster General Dispensary, and lectured on pathology and pathological anatomy at the North London Medical School. Later he was Surgeon and Lecturer on Clinical Surgery at St Mary's Hospital. He was President of the Harveian Society in 1857; a member of the Pharmaceutical Society, he had a special knowledge of the chemical and therapeutical properties of the materia medica. He was Surgeon to the London Scottish Volunteers, and in 1863 whilst with the regiment had a heavy fall off his horse, from which time his health failed, and he died at 18 Upper Seymour Street, on June 13th, 1866.

De Cranii Noxis, Thesis for MD at Edinburgh.
A Practical Compendium of the Materia Medica, 1838.
On the Solvents for Calculous Concretions, 8vo, London, 1841.
On the Nature and Properties of a Liquid sold under the Name of Terchloride of Carbon (Chloroform), 8vo, London, 1843.
Practical Observations on the Treatment of Stricture of the Urethra, 1839.
Employment of Iodide of Sodium, 1859.
"Diseases of the Nose" in Holmes's System of Surgery, iii.

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