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William Pultney Alison

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh, Scotland
Death: September 22, 1859 (69)
Colinton, Edinburgh, Scotland
Place of Burial: Edinburgh, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Revd. Archibald Alison, FRS and Dorothea Montague Gregory
Husband of Margaret Crawford Gregory
Brother of Dorothea Montague Alison; Margaret Anne Forbes Alison; Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet GCB; Henrietta Laura Alison and Elizabeth Margaret Jean Sutton Alison

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About William Pultney Alison

Biographical Summary

Alison, William Pulteney. ?-22/09/1859. Ref: 33. Male.

  • Place of Birth: Boroughmuirhead, Edinburgh.
  • Place of Death: Colinton, Edinburgh.
  • Place of interment: St John's, Princes St, Edinburgh.
  • Profession: Physician and Philanthropist.
  • Appointments Held: Physician 1814, New Town Dispensary, Professor 1820-1, Medical Jurisprudence, 1822-42 Institutes of Medicine, 1842-56 Theory of Physic, Edinburgh University.
  • Undergraduate Studies: Arts and medicine at Edinburgh.
  • Postgraduate Studies: MD (Edinburgh 1811), DCL (Hon Oxon 1852).
  • Mother: Dorothea Gregory.
  • Father: Eldest son of Rev Archibald Alison FRSE 1757-1839.
  • Siblings: Archibald Alison FRSE 1792-1867.
  • Other Family: Uncle Professor James Gregory FRSE 1753-1821, Cousin Professor William Gregory FRSE 1803-58.
  • References: DNB 1, 1885, 290-2; Proc Roy Soc Edinb, 4, 1857-62, 217-222; Shapin 8; S Devlin-Thorp Scotland's Cultural Heritage, 1, 1981; W P Anderson 1931, 723.
  • Memberships: FRCPE (President 1836-8), FSA (Scot), Medico-Chirurgical Society (Presdient 1833).
  • Date of Election: 27/01/1817.
  • Proposers: T C Hope, Sir G S Mackenzie, Henry Mackenzie (Minute 02/12/1816 NLS Acc10,000/4 & ms Proposal, undated Acc10,000/42).
  • Service to the RSE: Councillor (Physical) 1827-8, Councillor 1828-30, 1839-41, Vice-President 1848-59.
  • Notes: Born 1790. One of the first to stress the relationship between poverty and disease.
  • Fellow Type: OF.

William was part of a medical dynasty which included his grandfather, great grandfather, and others.

SOURCE: Waterston, Charles D; Macmillan Shearer, A (July 2006). Biographical index of former fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 1783-2002: Biographical Index. I. Edinburgh: The Royal Society of Edinburgh. ISBN 978-0-902198-84-5. page 15

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William Pultney Alison's Timeline

Edinburgh, Scotland
September 22, 1859
Age 69
Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland