Forbes, Sir John (17871861)

Forbes, Sir John, physician, born at Cuttlebrae, Banffshire; entered the navy as assistant-surgeon in 1807, and became M.D. of Edinburgh ten years later; practised at Penzance and Chichester, but finally settled at London in 1840, where he became physician to the Queen; was for twelve years editor of the British and Foreign Medical Review, which he founded in 1836, and was joint-author of the “Cyclopædia of Practical Medicine”; first to use the stethoscope in England (17871861).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Foochow
Fools, Feast of
Foot-Pound
Foote, Samuel
Forbes, Archibald
Forbes, Duncan
Forbes, Edward
Forbes, James David
Forbes, Sir John
Forbes, Sir William
Ford, John
Fordun, John of
Foreland, North and South
Forensic Medicine
Forest Laws
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Formosa
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