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Cheyne George

Cheyne, George, doctor, was born in 1671 at Methlick. Aberdeenshire. He began to practise in London in 1702, being chosen a Fellow of the Royal Society in the same year. He was noted for his corpulence, being 32 stone in weight; he advocated a milk and vegetable diet, which he practised with such good results that he never ceased to recommend it in all similar cases. "He wrote numerous medical treatises, and died in 1743.