James Russell (1754 - 1836)

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Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: Died in Edinburgh, Scotland
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Russell, James. ?-14/08/1836. Ref: 1315. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Bangholm Bower House, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: Greyfriars Cemy, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Surgeon.
  • Appointments Held: Surgeon 1800-, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Extra-mural lecturer 1786-1803, Practical Surgery in Edinburgh, Professor 1803-33, Clinical Surgery, Edinburgh University and Consulting Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
  • Schools and Tutors: High School, Edinburgh 1761-4.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Edinburgh University.
  • Marital Status: Married (1798) Eleanor Oliver.
  • Family: Son James Russell FRSE 1801-62.
  • Mother: Margaret Balfour of Pilrig.
  • Father: James Russell, Professor of Natural Philosophy, Edinburgh University 1764-73.
  • Other Family: cousin of Joseph Black FRSE1728-99.
  • References: DNB 49, 1897, 439-440; A.Grant, 2, 437; Shapin 408; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1, 1981; DC Simpson, J Roy Col Surgeons Edinburgh, 2 No1,1977, 91-102.
  • Memberships: Incorporation of Surgeons(1777), FRCSE(President 1796-7, FSA(Scot)), Royal Medical

Society(1773,President 1780).

  • Date of Election: 17/11/1783.
  • Proposers: Founder Member.
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Physical) 1812-15, 1819-22, Vice-President 1823-33.
  • Edinburgh Philosophical Society: Residential.
  • Notes: Born 1754.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. II. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 810

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1754
1754
Edinburgh, Scotland
1798
1798
Age 44
1836
August 14, 1836
Age 82
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Edinburgh, Scotland