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Dr James Douglas

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Douglas arrived in Australia as surgeon superintendent on the Adromache from Plymouth, arrived Port Jackson 31 January 1839. Born on 25 February 1804 in Bombay, India, he was only son and last surviving child of the late Major James Douglas, of the E. I. Co. Service, who died at Edenside, Kelso, Scotland, in his 94th year.

He was a qualified midwife (Midwifery Cert. Edinburgh 1830) with a Licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1832.

He assisted Dr. Colin Buchanan when he first used ether as an anaesthetic at Port Stephens in 1847. Colin Buchanan also arrived on the Andromache.

James Douglas took over the practise of Mr. Scott in High Street, Maitland, in October 1852. This was probably in Mr. Thomas Dee's Cottage, formerly occupied by Mr. Chambers, solicitor (near Rev. Purves's Church). Scott had temporarily relinquished the business due to ill health and had moved to Newcastle.

James Douglas died on 27 April 1897, at his late residence, 80 Glebe Road Sydney, NSW.



 

 

 

 

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