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John Douglas (14 June 1778-1850) was born in Lurgan, County Armagh.  Having passed through the College of Surgeons in 1800, he acted for a time as surgeon to a militia regiment.

In 1803 took the degree of M. D. at St. Andrew's, and in 1808 commenced practice in Dublin where he was instrumental in establishing a school of midwifery which had a very high reputation. He was a Fellow and President of the College of Physicians, Dublin.

The Journal of Medical Science declares that his published treatises "along with Dr. Clarke's reports and papers, laid the foundation of the high repute of Dublin as a school of midwifery." He received important foreign acknowledgments of his worth, was for a time President of the King and Queen's College of Physicians in Ireland, and in 1832 was elected an honorary fellow.



He died of apoplexy on 20th November 1850.

Notes:
•  This probably Dr. John Cuppage Douglas, possibly a son of Surgeon William Douglas and Margaret Cuppage. Dr. John Cuppage Douglas was b. 14 June 1778 in Lurgan where his father was practicing medicine. He m. 13 Jan 1817 at Lisburn to Elizabeth Fulton, dau of Joseph Fulton and Ann Graham. Dr John Cuppage Douglas was related to James and Jane Douglas who were related to Samuel Watts, of Lurgan, brewer. He was probably of the Grace hall family. I note Surgeon William Douglas and Margaret Cuppage had (at least) 10 children, including a James and Jane.




See also:
Douglas families in Lurgan

•  Douglas of Grace Hall

 

Sources

 

Sources for this article include:

•  Research by Mavis Douglas and Jennifer Douglas
•  A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878




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