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Crichton, Sir Alexander (1763–1856), physician and author

John H. Appleby

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Crichton, Sir Alexander (1763–1856), physician and author, was born in Newington, Edinburgh, on 2 December 1763, the second surviving son of Alexander Crichton (1721–1808), a Newington coachmaker, and his wife, Barbara Boyes (1739–1787). He was educated at the Canongate and Edinburgh high schools, apprenticed to the surgeon ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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