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Clark Sir James

Clark, Sir James, born at Cullen, in Banffshire, in 1788, took the degree of M.D. at Edinburgh, and served for six years as a surgeon in the army. He then spent some time in travel, studying the effect of climates and mineral waters, and finally settling in Rome. In 1824 he was fortunate enough to be appointed physician to Prince, afterwards King, Leopold, and soon afterwards began practice in London. The Duchess of Kent took him up, and he became medical adviser to the young queen, who always regarded him with the warmest esteem, and conferred on him a baronetcy. He was elected F.R.S., and Member of the Senate of the University of London, receiving many other distinctions. He died in 1870. He wrote one or two books on climate and on the treatment of consumption.